Movie Reviews & Clip: The Ugly Truth
- Category: Reviews
- Published: Tuesday, 21 July 2009 00:53
Grey's Anatomy's Katherine Heigl is a romantically challenged morning show producer who takes advice from Gerard Butler, a chauvinistic correspondent, on how to hook a guy.
In this clip (watch above) from THE UGLY TRUTH (Babes Wrestling in Jello), Heigl watches Butler in action with two sexy clad bikini girls.
Film critics across the country are giving poor reviews to "The Ugly Truth", saying that it's misogynistic content is degrading to women and intent on setting back the progress of the women's movement. However, the truth of the matter is if you have a sense of humor and want to have a good time, this movie is really funny and enjoyable.
Abby (Katherine Heigl) is a tightly wound producer of a miserably failing Sacramento newscast. In an attempt to boost ratings, the station manager hires Mike (Gerard Butler), a the host of a cable access program telling me the "ugly truth" about women and relationships. Soon the 9am newscast, anchored by a married couple whose spark has fizzled out, is spiced up with Jell-o wresting twins and tips on the sex lives of monkeys and why they fare better with the opposite sex than humans. Abby, who is also miserably failing in the dating world, goes to Mike with a bet. If he helps her land the man of her dreams, Colin (Eric Winter), who just moved in next-door, she will start giving him respect and credit in the newsroom. And if he fails, Mike will resign from his position at the news station.
As the movie continues, Mike helps Abby court Colin, giving her tips on how to win him over. On each of Abby's dates, Mike wires her with an earpiece and tells her things to do and say while trying to impress him. The comic highlight of the movie is a scene where Abby wears a pair of remote control panties to a company dinner. Without saying any more, this is definitely the best "at the table orgasm" scene since When Harry Met Sally.
I can definitely see how someone without a funny bone in their body might think this film was degrading to women or vulgarly offensive due to all the sexual references, but it is well written and fantastically acted. Butler lights up the screen with his good looks and charm and makes it easy to overlook the douche-bag he is portraying. Heigl is equally charming, although she has been cast into yet another role that is interchangeable with her character Izzie Stevens on "Grey's Anatomy". She is taking a step up in this film, however, co-executive producing "The Ugly Truth" with her mother Betty.
Overall, I would recommend this movie to both men and women who aren't easily offended and really enjoy films of the Judd Apatow-type genre. This is truthfully one of the funniest movies I have seen in a very long time.
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|Release Date:||July 24, 2009 (wide)|
|Starring:||Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Cheryl Hines, Nathan Corddry, Bree Turner|
|Directed By:||Robert Luketic|
|Produced By:||Deborah Jelin Newmyer, Kimberly di Bonaventura, Steven Reuther|