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The Ugly Truth (2009)

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An uptight television producer takes control of a morning show segment on modern relationships hosted by a misogynistic man.

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Robert Luketic

Writers:

Nicole Eastman (screenplay), Karen McCullah (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Heigl ... Abby
Gerard Butler ... Mike Chadway
Bree Turner ... Joy
Eric Winter ... Colin
Nick Searcy ... Stuart
Jesse D. Goins ... Cliff
Cheryl Hines ... Georgia
John Michael Higgins ... Larry
Noah Matthews ... Jonah
Bonnie Somerville ... Elizabeth
John Sloman ... Bob
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Dori
Nate Corddry ... Josh
Allen Maldonado ... Duane
Steve Little ... Steve
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Storyline

A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The battle of the sexes is on.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ugly Truth See more »

Filming Locations:

Sacramento California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,605,576, 26 July 2009

Gross USA:

$88,915,214

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$321,682,600
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When in the balloon, the pilot is Tom Virtue who is the dad in the show "Even Stevens" which is based in Sacramento. The movie is also based in Sacramento. See more »

Goofs

When Abby is on the "kiss cam" at the baseball game, the Devils are ahead 4-1. The scoreboard doesn't change when the batter hits a run-scoring single. See more »

Quotes

Mike Chadway: Yea, it is scary. It's terrifying. Especially when I am in love with a psycho like you.
Abby Richter: I am not a psycho!
Mike Chadway: I just told you that I loved you, and all you heard was 'psycho'. The definition of neurotic!
Abby Richter: The definition of neurotic is a person who suffers from anxiety, obsessive thoughts, compulsive acts, and physical ailments without any objective evidence of...
Mike Chadway: Shut up! Yet again, I just told you I am in love with you and you are standing here giving me a vocabulary list.
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Connections

References Police Academy (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Soluna
Written by Jose Agote and Adrian Buono
Performed by Los Pinguos
Courtesy of Pinguos Records
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A Very Funny and Raunchy Romantic Comedy
17 July 2009 | by LadyMacbeth75See all my reviews

My husband and I saw this at a sold-out sneak preview on July 17. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time at a film and the audience seemed to find the film as funny and bawdy as I did. My husband was happy to watch a romantic comedy from the male perspective as well as the female for a change. The leads are attractive but not the usual "perfect" specimens we usually get in these films, and the situations, while often over-the-top, are quite humorously portrayed. The typical fairy tale elements seem to go by the wayside here and we're left with a harsher but very funny battle-of-the-sexes comedy for the times in which we now live.


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