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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.

Director:

Robert Luketic

Writers:

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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Trivia

In the film, Gerard Butler's character appears as a guest on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005). Butler and Craig Ferguson are good friends in real life, and the former has been a guest on the real show several times. See more »

Goofs

When Abby & Mike enter the elevator, Abby's shoes are off. When she gets to her room, she takes them off again. See more »

Quotes

Abby Richter: [gushing about Colin] He's such a great guy, right?
Mike Chadway: [sarcastically] Yeah, he's dreamy.
Abby Richter: Yeah, and he fits all 10 of the criteria on my checklist.
Mike Chadway: Right, though weren't items 1 through 9 something to do with him pretty much being gay?
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 2009 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

El Gitano Del Amor
Written by Happy Sanchez, Karl Perazzo and Josh Norek
Performed by Latin Soul Syndicate
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Another GREAT Romcom for 2009
6 August 2009 | by Filmaholic78See all my reviews

I now believe that 2009 should be dubbed the year of the Romcom.

I was dragged to see the proposal by my girlfriend and thought it was hilarious. When she wanted to go and see The Ugly Truth I found myself putting up less of a fight this time. And I'm glad.

This film is HILARIOUS. I have to say I enjoyed almost every second from start to finish. It truly is designed for both men and women with fantastic views on romance, sex, attraction etc from both sides.

Acting is great, story is great and the chemistry between Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler works very well on screen.

To sum this film up I have to say watch it. Make your own mind up. But I bet you won't be disappointed and I bet you can't stop yourself from one agreeing with some of the points made and two laughing out loud.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$88,915,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$321,682,600
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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