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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.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

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

Various cast members refer to the Sacramento station morning show as "a network" or "network program." It appears to be a local TV station. See more »

Quotes

Mike Chadway: He'll call back in five seconds. Now, come on.
Abby Richter: What are you, Nostradamus?
[phone rings]
Abby Richter: Amazing!
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A very nice romantic comedy
10 October 2009 | by barrys82See all my reviews

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. 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. Although I think the movie is a little predictable and with some corny moments, it is also very enjoyable and funny. The cast is formed by Gerard Butler (300) and Katherine Heigl (27 Dresses) in the leading roles. Heigl is like in her previous movies very good, she is made for this type of movies and Butler is a real surprise, he did excellent in his very first romantic comedy. In conclusion, The Ugly Truth is a very enjoyable comedy for men and women.


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