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The Ugly Truth (2009)

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The Ugly Truth is a movie starring Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, and Bree Turner. An uptight television producer takes control of a morning show segment on modern relationships hosted by a misogynistic man.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Abby
... Mike Chadway
... Joy
... Colin
... Stuart
... Cliff
... Georgia
... Larry
... Jonah
... Elizabeth
... Bob
... Dori
... Josh
... Duane
... Steve
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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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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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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Helpful Advice." See more »

Goofs

Abby and Mike go to a club after visiting the Late Late Show. Abby is alternately holding a glass and not holding it between shots. The amount of liquid in her cup changes throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Mike Chadway: It's not for you, it's for your bean.
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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
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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You want the truth? You can handle The Ugly Truth, a fine romcom, but be forewarned that it deserves its "r" rating
27 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

Abby (Katherine Heigl) is an intelligent producer of a local morning show in Sacramento, California. She lives with her cat in a beautiful, lushly-gardened apartment complex but, the lovely lady longs to meet Mr. Right. One day, bad news arrives, twofold. One, since the show's ratings have slipped, the owners of the station have decided to go in a new direction. And, two, that direction would be south, Abby believes, for they have hired a brash, I-don't-mince-words talk show host, Mike (Gerard Butler) for a reprise of his late-night call-in program, The Ugly Truth. Mike will do small segments of advice, where he will counsel women on what a man "really wants". Since Abby has a past with this gentleman (she had recently called the late night show to tell Mike to take a hike) the young producer is mighty peeved that he has been hired for "her" program. Instant dislike reigns supreme. However, Mike does seem to know about affairs of the heart, even in his twisted fashion, and starts to give advice to Abby, on how to "catch" the very handsome young doctor, Colin (Eric Winter) who has just moved into her complex. two doors down. But, since this requires Abby and Mike to actually converse and confide in one another, could it be that Cupid's arrows could go astray? This is a very raucous and funny romcom but. it is definitely not in the Doris Day tradition. Therefore, if you are easily offended or prefer "sweet" tales of love, with just a touch of spice, this one may not be for you. That said, the cast is really delightful, for Heigl and Butler make a most attractive. sparring duo and Winter turns heads with his looks and smiles. The supporting cast, with Cheryl Hines and the rest, is quite nice, too. Also, the Sacramento setting is lovely while the costumes are terrific and the production values high. As for the direction, it is full of energy and mischief, as befits a script that is clever but rather risqué. All in all, if you love romcoms or any of the stars, you will probably embrace this one with gusto. For the truth is, it is very romantic at its core, and that's the best ingredient a comedic love tale can possess.


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