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The Ugly Truth (2009)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  24 July 2009 (USA)
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A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result. Written by Anonymous

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The battle of the sexes is on.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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24 July 2009 (USA)  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,976,043 (UK) (7 August 2009)

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$88,915,214 (USA) (2 October 2009)
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After wrestling with the Jell-O twins, Gerard Butler ad-libbed the line "I can still taste you. You know what I mean." See more »

Goofs

When Abby calls Colin the first time and Mike hangs up on him there is a dial tone on Colin's line but the cordless Mike is holding is not disconnected yet. There shouldn't be a dial tone beacause his phone is still connected. See more »

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Colin: You look great!
Abby Richter: Oh, just doing the dishes.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.12 (2009) See more »

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Written by Flo Rida (as Tramar Dillard), Lukasz Gottwald, Allan Grigg, Justin Franks, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Aaron Bay-Schuck, Pete Burns (as Peter Burns), Steve Coy (as Stephen Coy), Tim Lever (as Timothy Lever) and Mike Percy (as Michael Percy)
Performed by Flo Rida featuring Kesha (uncredited)
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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Predictable rom-com
8 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a high maintenance dater, producer of a lowly rated morning show about to be canceled. Her boss hires male chauvinist call-in show host Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler). Mike and Abby clash even before their first meeting. On the opposite end, she thinks her new hot doctor neighbor Colin (Eric Winter) fits the bill perfectly.

This character actually fits Heigl's persona. So it has some potential right off the bat. At least, she's not the sweet girly girl in a rom-com.... until she meets the neighbor. She doesn't do that broad comedy that well. She looks ridiculous and stupid. She's better off as angry girl, sort of like Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew.

This movie is completely predictable. Everybody can see everything coming from a mile away. The good news is that Heigl and Butler has some chemistry in their combative relationship. That's about all there is in this movie.


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