Excerpt: Abby Richter is a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single. She's in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway, a hardcore TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick.
Conclusion: 'The Ugly Truth' isn't a pretty experience. It becomes so bogged down in its own gross-out humor that it forgets about the heart that should be there as well. It suffers from predictability and tired jokes that have been done before.
Excerpt: The Film When a Sacramento morning show producer starts taking romance advice from her nemesis, a cable access show personality who was just hired to spice up the show, it's no surprise how the movie ends.
Pros: Actors: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler., Director: Robert Luketic., Audio Languages: English, French, Portugese 5.1 DTS-HD MA, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Engilish-Audio Description Track., Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Spanish, Portugese., Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1, Number of Discs: 1, Rati...
Excerpt: There is at least one small glimmer of hope for The Ugly Truth in the beginning: it will avoid becoming of “those” romantic comedies. Gerard Butler’s character Mike Chadway is ridiculously crude, planting the film into one of those fantastical romantic comedy universes where network TV would allow...
Conclusion: A Romantic Comedy need not be meaningful but it does require its characters be affable and its story be charming to work, but The Ugly Truth instead goes for, well, the ugly, and the result is a movie that follows basic genre clichés but fails in its attempt to branch out and delve into raunchier...
Excerpt: While the gays have been twisting and rending the rainbow flag, fretting over whether Brüno is pro- or anti-homo, heterosexuals should be showing similar concern about romantic comedies, which have become their own brand of minstrel shows caricaturizing XX-XY mating rituals and behavior.
Excerpt: Battle of the sexes films peaked in the 1940s with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey vehicles such as 1949�s Adam�s Rib and Howard Hawks� His Girl Friday starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.
Excerpt: To some extent we pay good money to not be surprised in a romantic comedy. Writers can come up with new ways to meet cute all they like, but the goods of the romantic comedy remain the same-- the bickering, the furtive glances, the moment of revelation, the final clinch.
Excerpt: Women are from Heart, men are from Penis in The Ugly Truth , one of those romantic comedies that vows to cut through all the usual relationship bullshit while serving it up in heaping spoonfuls.