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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

[6.50/10] The Ugly Truth (2009)


The Ugly Truth (2009)

Short review: Though predictability and believability are "The Ugly Truth"'s biggest flaws, the chemistry and wit between Katherine Heigel and her co-star Gerard Butler keep it from being another run-of-the -mill romantic comedy. There were many hysterical moments I found myself laughing at from slightly crude but inventive gags to scene stealing comedy by Butler himself. His perceptions on what men and women want manage to keep you on a laugh riot but are also shockingly true and honest. Heigel on the other hand plays the same role in most of her movies, but can still manage to keep a likable balance of comedy and drama between her as well. The supporting cast also sharing the spotlight. "The Ugly Truth" turns out to not be that ugly. It treats the characters and the theme about how honesty and commitment are required for a real connection with respect and loving care. There are no real villains, the conflict is all about the fall of cynical preconceptions. And I enjoyed that aspect of the movie as much as anything. All in all, despite it's clich├ęd and predictable plot Heigel and Butler turn "The Ugly Truth" into a refreshing, entertaining and welcoming romantic comedy.

  • My Rating: 6.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 14% (3.8/10)
  • IMDb: 6.5/10

1 comment:

DEZMOND said...

yep, your last sentence sums it all. I would watch it even if it was the worst movie ever just to see the amazing and ultra hot chemistry between Heigl and Butler again :)