The Ugly Truth

Gerard Butler, Katherine Heigl, Cheryl Hines, Bonnie Somerville, Bree Turner

Directed by Robert Luketic
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July 23, 2009

Katherine Heigl once complained that Judd Apatow's Knocked Up, in which she starred, was way too guy-centric and made the women humorless shrews. Heigl owes Apatow an apology (Click here to watch Peter Travers' video review of The Ugly Truth). The Ugly Truth, Heigl's new romcom, is the real sexist swill. There's not a genuine laugh in it, unless you think vibrating underwear is hoot material. As Abby Richter, the producer of a morning TV chatfest in Sacramento, Heigl practically defines humorless shrew. To up ratings for her show, Abby is forced to bring on shock jock Mike Chadway (300 star Gerard Butler, minus the sandals and the good jokes). Mike lays on the verbal testosterone, even giving Abby hints on how to get laid, which this alleged comedy believes is all women really need. Got that? I hope not. Toss this ugly-ass crap to the curb, along with the other multiplex garbage, and see a romance that gets it right. I'm talking (500) Days of Summer.

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