• The Ugly Truth (2009)

The Ugly Truth

Release Date: July 24th, 2009

DVD Release Date: November 10th, 2009

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a lovelorn TV producer who, despite a long and arduous search for the perfect mate, is hopelessly single. The battle of the sexes heats up when her employers team her up with Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), an opinionated TV celebrity who plans to put Abby through the wringer to prove his own theories about what makes men and women tick.

Cast: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Eric Winter, John Michael Higgins, Bree Turner, Nick Searcy, Kevin Connolly, Cheryl Hines

Director: Robert Luketic

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Lakeshore Entertainment, Steven Reuther

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia

Keywords: Love, Friend, Playful, 2000s, Hotel, Engaging, Rivalry, Amusing, Los Angeles, Quest, Doctor

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A romantic comedy depends, of course, on the chemistry between the leads, and here the film is more successful. Both Heigl and Butler find the appeal in very flawed characters. show more

  • 20
    Wall Street Journal

    If the movie had even a moment of freshness or wit, one honest laugh. It doesn't--and that's the ugly truth. show more

  • 35
    Ella TaylorNPR

    The Ugly Truth serves up yet another tightly wound career woman, ripe for chopping up, tenderizing and ravishing by an alpha male who knows what's good for her. show more

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