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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

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.

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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:

The Ugly Truth 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

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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Trivia

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

Mike Chadway: I want to thank you for getting me this gig, I would never have gotten it without you. You and I? We make good TV.
Mike Chadway: *YOU* make imbecillic trash watched by house-bound inbreds who are so busy with their hands down their pants they can't change the remote.
Mike Chadway: I, I hadn't really been picturing you that way, but it's a nice image.
Abby Richter: I do not watch your program. My cat stepped on the remote.
Mike Chadway: Well, you want to thank your pussy for me, then?
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One of the few all-around great love movies, both for women and men!
25 July 2009 | by ekbatani14See all my reviews

So as I was forced to watch this movie with my sister and her friend, the original stereotypical thoughts towards all love movies seem to be bursting throughout my head- corny: guy meets girl, girl hates guy at first, girl meets another guy then realizes that the first guy was the love of his life, girl goes back to guy and the movie ends with a touching make-out scene. Well, of course this was the case. HOWEVER, I wouldn't exactly call this movie a chick-flick. It seem to be the "battle of the sexes type," and it did not disappoint. I can easily say that I had some great laughs in this movie; surprisingly, and I am not even a comedy/chick flick guy. The whole moral of the movie is something both guys and women can you relate to, and some scenes are just hilarious for all types of audiences. The whole plot of the story was actually pretty solid for this style movie. In fact, the approach of this movie is so unique that I believe it belongs in its own category. Gerard Butler gives an excellent performance, both funny and charming. The humor had tremendous variety that kept audience laughing hysterically at some points. Overall, I really do recommend this movie for the male audience (Especially couples) and guarantee that they will not be disappointed after seeing this flick.


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