The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth

Disappointing - Lorraine

5 Points

Viewer Rating:Lorraine has rated The Ugly Truth rating: 2 Star

The Ugly Truth tells the story of Abby (Katherine Heigl), a single, tightly wound morning TV producer who is horrified when her boss hires a misogynistic relationship expert named Mike (Gerard Butler) to increase ratings on her show. The self-styled dating guru initially angers Abby with his pronouncements on the 'ugly truth' about men and women- men only want sex, women only want to control men- but she soon agrees to follow Mike's dating tips in order to land her dashing (and dull) neighbour Colin (Eric Winter). But what do you know; Mike fails to follow his own rules and starts falling for Abby. It is difficult to accept that a successful woman like Abby would desperately adhere to Mike's decidedly outdated ideas and much of the film feels incredibly sexist. Despite the fact that it's running time is just over an hour and a half, The Ugly Truth feels about forty minutes too long and fans of Heigl's last romcom, the inoffensive 27 Dresses, may find themselves a little uncomfortable at some of the unforgivably crass jokes in the film that for the most part fail to hit their mark.

Review published on the 09 August 2009 22:32

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