The Ugly Truth (2009) - Comedy, Romance

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

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Robert Luketic
Stars: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 50 out of 175 found boring (28.57%)

One-line Reviews (137)

To him, love is simply an intense form of lust.

The ending unfortunately has them in a contrived scene involving a hot air balloon.

'The Ugly Truth' is yet another predictable rom-com where you can see the ending coming a mile off.

Luketic obviously has a way of bringing out the best in a character and you just really relate and you feel like you know them and care about them making everything they do more entertaining and essentially more funny.

Overall, I disliked it, because I found it dull with a poor story and script with characters I felt nothing for.

Well, besides being obvious and banal cinematically, it made me laugh … a lot actually.

I am pretty sure Katherine Heigl attempted to hit herself with a brick several times after realizing she has done probably the worst movie in her career, and that's saying a lot.

I do think I enjoyed it more than "The Proposal".

This movie is a mindless, but entertaining, dumbing down of what women need to do to catch and hold man's basic desires.

I enjoyed it a lot.

It was a predictable ending that I did not really enjoy as much as I would have if it was something that was not as classic in a romantic comedy.

This movie is completely predictable.

Romantic comedies are usually predictable (probably their greatest downfall) and this one is more predictable than most.

However this does not make it dull, predictable and monotonous as some would think, Katherine and Gerard work in inharmonious harmony to create an attention-grabbing film keeping one entertained throughout.

It becomes tiresome very quickly.

Worth the watch due to Butler .

" Lou Lumenick of the New York Post called it "crass and contrived.

Somehow, there must be a guy with a cliché checklist for romantic comedies and he insisted that at least half of them should be checked by any movie.

She agrees and gets Colin and then the predictable complications ensure.

Like I said before, some of the jokes are good but most of them have been already done so they felt pretty bland.

Entertaining Rom-Com with Katherine Heigl and Gerald Butler.

It was not the best comedy I have ever seen, but it was highly enjoyable.

Towards the end of the movie, it gets really intense with those in the hot air balloon, where Abby, after having finally found out she's in love with Mike, is going on about how men are big chickens, while Mike is standing there, saying she's stupid not to realize that he loves her.

engaging in uncommitted sexual relationships with many nameless women, whereas the rest of the movie is about whether the female character succeeds in keeping her virginity until she finally falls for Mr. Right.

It is a funny, entertaining date flick.

The "ugly truth" from this film is that it has a forced premise, it is boring, there are too many clichés, it follows the cloying recipe from a lot of romantic comedies and that Robert Luketic (who has a wide experience on the romantic comedy genre)'s direction is absolutely insipid.

An enjoyable, humorous film.

'The Ugly Truth' follows the similar storypath as other romantic comedies but this one has a doze of 'adultness' to it.

But for a few laughs, this is worth watching.

This is where the movie starts to degenerate into the predictable rom-com M.

A likable, but all-too-predictable battle of the sexes romantic comedy.

As for Heigl's character, she was so predictable, literally boring and so clichéd I barely could watch her on the screen.

None of it was there, no chemistry, no good acting, no script, no laughs.

The movie is extremely predictable with hardly any specific storyline.

I laughed much more than i though i would and they stuck some drama and realness into the movie that evened out things to make it nice and enjoyable for me.

Now like I said, it's a predictable romantic comedy but I enjoyed it, it is wicked fun even if the ending seemed to be really rushed.

Clichés may be especially annoying, but somehow with Heigl and Butler taking centre-stage, it becomes something of an enjoyable guilty pleasure.

Certainly, it is contrived, plotted out by a shockingly predictable formula, and it is indeed vulgar, though I would not go so far as to label it crass.

Now I liked this romantic comedy, it was cliché at times and if you seen the trailer for this movie the chances of you knowing how just about everything is going to go down is pretty high, but still it is ambiguous and entertaining romantic comedy.

I thought it would be a typical Katherine Heigel movie, but Gerard Butler's character was really entertaining.

The humor and the characters provide a sense of 2009 in the film and I found THE UGLY TRUTH a very entertaining and "truthful" film to see this Summer of 2009.

This, however, proved to be quite entertaining.

The ending scene in the airplane balloon is funny, but so much is really predictable here.

There are storytellers who give a very vague, uneventful image of men and women against each other and then there are those who go right for the throat.

The final step to bring the movie to its very predictable end, is that Abby must lose her dreams and Mike lose his pre-conceived notions and take a risk based on the feelings they have developed for each other.

It's a romcom that ticks all the convention and cliché boxes, never once straining from the confines of the genre.

The contrived set-pieces, such as the vibrating knickers scene, are dismally unfunny and actually embarrassing to watch.

Uninteresting movie .

It does what it sets out to do, it does it well and it's highly enjoyable for both sexes even while things wind towards an ending that you can see coming from the time the opening titles appear.

This couple finally gets together, but my daughter and I felt liked we'd been dragged through the mud with them to get there.

Obviously a knock-off of Meg Ryan's fake orgasm scene in "When Harry Meets Sally…", the most notoriously contrived episode involves a pair of electronic panties that cause her to writhe uncontrollably in front of her corporate sponsors.

Yet thru it all in the end it's a growing experience as each polar opposite will find their true selves and discover unexpected love.

A pretty entertaining adult comedy.

The whole thing ends in such a predictable manner in a sky filled with balloons that the film might have been written by simply taking discarded parts of other scripts and tossing them in.

Eric Winter is a somewhat likable, if a little bland love interest of Heigl's.

I had little expectations to this movie, as it is a romantic comedy, and the romantic comedies that come out of Hollywood tend to be sappy and boring.

So not only are the previews for the movie hilarious, but literally the entire movie I was sitting on the edge of my seat laughing at all of the raunchy comedy that Hiegl and Butler put together.

That said, there are enough laugh-out-loud moments in this movie to make it relatively enjoyable as "chick flicks" go, even for the guys.

I have watched this several times and it is a ROM COM that follows a predictable formula.

Sometimes I enjoy predictable movies because I don't want a surprise.

In conclusion, The Ugly Truth is a very enjoyable comedy for men and women.

Yes, it's pretty formulaic and yes it's pretty predictable, but it's still a very enjoyable fun and often times warm hearted movie.

It was more entertaining then I expected it to be.

Its a must watch if you wanna have a good time and also feel that you dint waste your time.

Although you have your typical chick flick ending, there is some delightfully unpredictable comedy mixed in!

Although I think the movie is a little predictable and with some corny moments, it is also very enjoyable and funny.

The Ugly Truth passed the time for me easily enough, but it was a bit too bland tasting for my liking.

Neither plots were "predictable" except that in such films, it almost always ends well for the main players.

Predictable rom-com .

)Yes, by the end it's quite predictable and the last 20 minutes or so become a little dull to be honest.

The result was another mediocre and boring romantic comedy.

More unexpected than daring I would say.

This is actually a very enjoyable movie, and at times (I'm thinking of the scene in the restaurant) it's downright hilarious.

It's Not Excellent, But i definitely laughed a lot and enjoyed it very much.

The film is mean spirited, not funny, not charming, boring, dull, and clichéd.

What a total waste of time!

For those who wonder why Katherine Heigl's so-called movie career was such a bust might want to check out a tiresome 2009 comedy called The Ugly Truth.

"The Ugly Truth" is an entertaining romantic comedy.

The Ugly Truth is a entertaining romantic comedy about Abby Richter, a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single.

A pretentious woman looking for true, passionate love and a guy who's a complete jerk and believes men only care about looks of a woman, hate each other.

It is not smart, but it is thoroughly enjoyable.

Romantic comedies are so predictable and unrealistic.

This film is just terribly clichéd and really rather dull, dull, dull.

Gerard Butler doesn't really come off as funny, just as crass and trite, which is fine as I suppose that was his character.

The movie is fast paced and does not drag.

;-)The film was thoroughly entertaining on a primal level as it only intended to be.

Mike winds up coaching Abby all the way into her dream guys arms and in this process his vulgar wit and charm and her smart snappy comebacks keep you laughing the whole way through.

This might be one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my entire life.

The ugly truth is this movie is enormously unfunny and predictable.

Yes, never try to be original, always repeat what has been done and be very predictable.

Sure, some of the subject matter and the language might prove offensive, but this guy-wants-gal, guy-loses-gal, and guy-gets-gal back is infectiously entertaining stuff without a mean-spirit to be found anywhere in its trim 96-minutes.

Also the formulaic story allows one to focus more on the scripting and acting, which IMO is where this movie truly shines.

Funny But Predictable And Not For Those Who Are Easily Offended .

It is such a waste of money!

Another reviewer talks about Heigl: "Despite her big talk about portrayals of women in film, she returns again and again to gender stereotypes that are so formulaic they make me cringe.

There is some pesky cinematography, with a cliché use of cameras circling people in conversation.

Also the pacing is so sluggish, and with everything else so poor the whole film was a dull chore to sit through, and on top of all that with how some of the characters behave and treat each other here some of it felt sexist.

Be it live action or in the form of anime, romantic comedies tend to be very mediocre IMO with only a handful that turn out really funny and enjoyable.

All in all despite it's clichéd and predictable plot Heigel and Butler turn it into a refreshing, entertaining and welcoming rom/com.

Her workplace is full of the stock characters you would expect in this type of formulaic movie - the demanding station manager, the show's vainglorious co-hosts with empty smiles and non-ironic deliveries, the inane segments that make up Abby's struggling show.

A Predictable, Unbelievable Failure .

I am sure a lot of guys got dragged to this movie by their girlfriends.

the plot though, is predictable as is the narrative, and you can almost go 3...

Katherine Heigl's character is a walking cliché.

The storyline is a bit bland and the conclusion of the film happens before anything has really happened in the film.

Cliché after cliché, boring cock references, the wit and humor are missing, but the offensive sexism's are omnipresent.

But surprisingly I didn't get that here, I got enjoyable funny adult comedy.

The movie is predictable just because the characters don't act unusual - they act exactly as you would expect them to...

)drawn out conversational story that goes through so many people's reasoning about finding who's who and what works.

And I enjoyed it.

Love Gerard Butler, but don't waste your time with this one.

The ending is predictable and poorly matted on a hot-air balloon, and the denouement brings an unnecessarily cynical exclamation point to the whole venture.

It actually feels like I walked out of the theater with a breath of fresh air.

Although the movie follows a romantic formula,it fails to deliver it flawless as it was predictable from beginning to end.

It's nearly unwatchable.

Together they form a duo that makes any shortcomings of the mannered and formulaic script fade into the background.

The ending to this movie, is predictable just by watching the trailer.

I was dragged to see the proposal by my girlfriend and thought it was hilarious.

Men are predictable.

The movie may be a little predictable, but it's still enjoyable.

Dull, Dull, Dull.

Sometimes a battle between the two sexes can be annoying and even offensive, but in this film the battle is fun and entertaining.

Enjoyable film .

While there are some entertaining moments in it, mostly the movie relies too much on filthy language and unflattering sexual references for its "comedy.

An entertaining romantic comedy .

This is a chick flick and i'm not usually one for chick flicks, but they added romance that i think actually had chemistry on screen and made the movie very enjoyable.

I'm not the typical fan of romantic comedies (I'm male), and I thought that the movie was enjoyable, funny, entertaining, and not too stupid.

She gives a riveting performance, ending with a shocking twist.

The most enjoyable sequences were the ones with Butler and Heigl where their characters challenge one another with their polar opposite viewpoints, trying to prove the other wrong.

This caveman wisdom, and other harsh realities of the dating scene, are the core of this enjoyable chick flick.

The script is incredibly unfunny and mean-spirited, and the story is predictable and hackneyed with an ending you can smell a mile off.

The characters were so cliché'd that they just became caricatures, i never cared for any of them, i didn't care if they ended up together or not.

What a total waste of time!

This is honestly the worst movie I have seen in years.

Don't waste your time.

Still a movie worth watching!

From watching the scenes of the slow eating of a hot dog and listening to the script clearly you notice that it's a crude and sass comedy.