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The Ugly Truth (2009)

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An uptight television producer takes control of a morning show segment on modern relationships hosted by a misogynistic man.

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Robert Luketic

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Nicole Eastman (screenplay), Karen McCullah (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Heigl ... Abby
Gerard Butler ... Mike Chadway
Bree Turner ... Joy
Eric Winter ... Colin
Nick Searcy ... Stuart
Jesse D. Goins ... Cliff
Cheryl Hines ... Georgia
John Michael Higgins ... Larry
Noah Matthews ... Jonah
Bonnie Somerville ... Elizabeth
John Sloman ... Bob
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Dori
Nate Corddry ... Josh
Allen Maldonado ... Duane
Steve Little ... Steve
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The battle of the sexes is on.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La cruda verdad See more »

Filming Locations:

Sacramento California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,605,576, 26 July 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$88,915,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$205,298,907
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first of two film collaborations between actress Katherine Heigl and director Robert Luketic. The first feature film was The Ugly Truth (2009) and the second later picture was Killers (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Mike helps Abby talk to Colin on the phone, a green light appears when Colin is on hold. As the scene switches back and forth, the light turns red at one point, then back to green. Colin was on hold the entire time. See more »

Quotes

Colin: You look great!
Abby Richter: Oh, just doing the dishes.
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Connections

Referenced in Friends with Benefits (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Pocketful of Sunshine
Written by Natasha Bedingfield, Danielle Brisebois and John Shanks
Performed by Natasha Bedingfield
Courtesy of Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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A Very Funny and Raunchy Romantic Comedy
17 July 2009 | by LadyMacbeth75See all my reviews

My husband and I saw this at a sold-out sneak preview on July 17. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time at a film and the audience seemed to find the film as funny and bawdy as I did. My husband was happy to watch a romantic comedy from the male perspective as well as the female for a change. The leads are attractive but not the usual "perfect" specimens we usually get in these films, and the situations, while often over-the-top, are quite humorously portrayed. The typical fairy tale elements seem to go by the wayside here and we're left with a harsher but very funny battle-of-the-sexes comedy for the times in which we now live.


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