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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Watching on Wednesday: The Ugly Truth

Title: The Ugly Truth
Age Group:
Older Teens +
Release Year:
My Rating:

Morning show producer, Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is the kind of person that you would call a control-freak. She is always careful and prepared about the things she does. Because of her personality, she has a hard time keeping a steady boyfriend, let alone have any kind of love relationship.

After a failed date, she comes home to see the TV show, "The Ugly Truth". There, TV star Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler) talks about how guys are all about the sex and they care less about a woman's personality. Fumed, Abby calls in and they both have a dispute about the existence of a "perfect guy" on television.

The next day she comes into work to find out that she will be working with him! Frustrated, Abby has no choice but to co-operate. And because of him, ratings and views have sky-rocketed!

When Abby sees her new (and deliciously hot) neighbour half-naked, she knows that she wants him. But how can she get this perfect man?

Mike strikes a deal with her. If he helps her get the hottie-surgeon, then they will work together peacefully. If not, then he will leave. From there, the two go on a bumpy ride of fun, heart-breaks, and love.

Oh my god, this movie is AMAZING. I saw the trailer of it in theatres back in the beginning of 2009. The moment I saw it, I knew I had to watch it. AND I LOVED IT. It is the greatest chick flick, EVAR (or for 2009).

I loved Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses so I knew she was going to deliver another fantastic movie! I adored her in the role of Abby because it was amusing to see her as this successful and up-tight TV producer who knows nothing when it comes to dating. The last film I watched Gerard Butler in was The Phantom of the Opera (which I also liked and it got my eyes completely red; I never got through 300). He played his character Mike quite well too, making the audience believed that it could be his real nature!

There were full of comedic moments! But the things done and mentioned were not suitable for the younger audience at all. So make sure not to have any kids around when you're watching this!
But of course, there were also the emotional scenes. I nearly started blubbing into tears (which I didn't) when the two realized their true feelings.

The relationship between Abby and Mike may have not been the best in the beginning but their feelings for each other were so moving.
I highly recommend this movie! I'm sure guys would agree with most of the things presented in The Ugly Truth! Same with girls (oh how our dreams shatter)! But if you are offended by dirty jokes and gestures, then you may not enjoy this movie so much. But for sure, it is a movie that you would want to pull out when you are down!

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wdebo said...

Sounds awesome! I've been meaning to check this movie out :)

Diana Dang said...

You really should! :D

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Thao said...

They will show this movie here in Nov. I hope I can catch it. I love the non-human poster.

Diana Dang said...

Haha, hope you enjoy it! <3

Tales of Whimsy said...

Wow. What a recommendation. I can't wait to see it now.