The Ugly Truth

July 24th, 2009


The Ugly Truth

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A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests...

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.4/10 (57,648 voted)

Critic's Score: 28/100

Director: Robert Luketic

Stars: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Bree Turner

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.

Writers: Nicole Eastman, Karen McCullah Lutz

Katherine Heigl - Abby
Gerard Butler - Mike
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
Nathan Corddry - Josh (as Nate Corddry)
Allen Maldonado - Duane
Steve Little - Steve


Official Website: Official site [Japan] | Sony Pictures [France] |

Release Date: 24 July 2009

Filming Locations: 1930 Rodney Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $27,605,576 (USA) (26 July 2009) (2882 Screens)

Gross: $88,915,214 (USA) (4 October 2009)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

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

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Mike's show "The Ugly Truth" airs on the local channel 83. Mike asks if Abby is calling from Europe. It's impossible for Europe to receive the channel that airs his show.

Abby Richter: I'm sorry, but Jack Magnun will no longer be able to do 'The Ugly Truth', which should really come as no surprise because men are completely unreliable. Take Mike Chadway, for instance. He up and quit the show, without so much as a word. You think you know what men are going to do. You think you know what men want to do, but when it comes right down to that moment where they need to step up and, I don't know, make a move - they chicken out.
Mike: Oh! I am all over this.
Abby Richter: The big strong brave men, that we've all been reading about in novels and watching in movies since we've been nine years old, - -that's a fallacy. They don't exist. Men are not strong. Men are not brave. Men, are afraid. Even if they have a moment in a hotel elevator and it's totally romantic and full of potential, men are incapable of copping to it because, why? Men are weak.

User Review

A comedy for both sexes

Rating: 10/10

I saw this movie at a preview event last Friday night and it was hilarious. The sold out cinema was laughing hysterically throughout the movie. The movie is fast paced and does not drag. The comedy is "r" rated with a little raunchy adult humor that can be shocking at times but that is in line with the movies theme of male/female relationships.

Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler were both great in the film. Not a role that you would expect to see the King of Sparta, but Butler has great comedic timing complimenting his tough guy persona. And Katherine Heigl is once again perfect doing comedy.

If you are expecting to see a typical romantic comedy you will be surprised, because this R rated film is geared toward the men in the audience as well as the ladies. Grab your significant other and be prepared to laugh and enjoy the movie together.


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