The American movie, The Ugly Truth is an addition to the rom-com genre with a bit of charm and comic payoff. It has an edge, and you should give it a try if you are into this genre. Directed by Robert Luketic, Columbia Pictures originally released the movie on July 24, 2009. The Ugly Truth adapts the story by Nicole Eastman, and with a budget of $38 million, it went ahead to gross $205 million at the box office.
The producers of Legally Blonde had reigned this movie, and it is mostly filmed in California. It tries to deliver a romantic comedic formula but has received mixed reviews from viewers and critics. If you plan to watch this movie, here are a few things you should know.
Who is in the Cast of The Ugly Truth?
The protagonist, Abigail “Abby” Ritcher, is played by Katherine Heigl. Gerard Butler plays Mike Chadway, Colin Anderson, by Eric Winter, Stuart by Nick Searcy. Larry Williams is played by John Michael Higgins, Georgia Bordeney by Cheryl Hines, and Joy Haim by Bree Turner. It also includes the character of Jim Ryan by Kevin Connolly and Elizabeth Chadway by Bonnie Somerville.
The Plot of The Ugly Truth Without Spoilers
Abby Ritcher has been termed as a “romantically challenged” uptight TV producer. She arduously searches for the right fit, the perfect mate, which renders her completely single. When her show’s ratings fall significantly, she is brought to team up with an opinionated TV celebrity, Mike Chadway. He tends to offer her crude yet genuine dating advice.
When Abby thinks that she can find her ideal partner in Colin Anderson, the next-door neighbor, who happens to be a surgeon, she is forced to bring her pride down and accept Mike’s help. He asks her to do exactly what he told her to make Colin fall for him. But is she ready to accept the ugly truth?
The Ugly Truth Reviews
The rom-com genre has been since times immemorial, and it may not be aging like a fine wine with movies like The Ugly Truth. The genre has, with age, received extraordinary socio-cultural changes, as it should. But, the overused adult jargon and relentless predictability render the movie a certain distaste. Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler’s performance as Abby and Mike respectively gives the movie some redeeming qualities.
However, the comic relief does make it to the mark at times, which stops the movie short from falling flat at times. So, you can put it up your rom-com watch list to kill spare time. It has an “R” rating; no doubt all the dirty jokes give way to it. The Ugly Truth has beautiful settings and music, which the pop culture can reckon to. And, as most of the rom-com movies go, it ends with a kiss, which can leave you with a gushy feeling.
So, if you are planning to watch a rom-com flick, you can pick up The Ugly Truth. You can stream the movie on Netflix.