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The Ugly Truth

Rated R 2009

Far more ugly than truthful, this leprous romantic comedy stars Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up) as the uptight and overworked producer of a failing Sacramento TV news broadcast. Gerard Butler (300) is the lowbrow and undershaven host of a cable access show devoted to the proposition that men are dogs and women should deal with it. Hired by her superiors boost ratings, he literally rubs her the wrong way but then becomes a Bluetoothed Cyrano de Bergerac whose coaching wins her the love of a hunky surgeon. In the course of two hours, she learns to say cock and he surrenders to true love. Director Robert Luketic telegraphs every dismal comic beat from Venus and Mars, then reinforces them with a twinkling, leering score. R, 101 min.

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Director: Robert Luketic

Writer: Nicole Eastman and Karen McCullah Lutz

Producer: Kimberly di Bonaventura, Gary Lucchesi, Deborah Jelin Newmyer, Steven Reuther and Tom Rosenbe

Cast: Gerard Butler, Katherine Heigl, Cheryl Hines, Bonnie Somerville, Bree Turner, Eric Winter, Vicki Lewis, Holly Weber, Nick Searcy and Yvette Nicole Brown


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