Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Ugly Truth - A Review

The Ugly Truth was highly recommended by some friends of mine. I watched it. Touche. The movie is actually not bad.


The movie opened with award winning producer Abby (Katherine Heigl) being totally committed to her job, to the point that it scared men away. Then she was given the ultimatum of raise the show's ratings or axe the show. Her boss invited her arch-enemy, local talk show celebrity Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler) to be a guest in her show. Abby was reluctantly embroiled in a series of challenges, including having Mike teach her how to attract her hot neighbour. At the end of the day, the neighbour loved Mike's version of Abby, Abby got her dream guy, Mike fell in love with Abby, Abby fell in love with Mike. After a battle of wits and tongue, two local news celebrity did the cliche hug and kisses in front of a national live telecast. Ratings went up like crazy and ta-da... THE END.


The plot is relatively simple and predictable. But the chemistry of the two main characters is the fire of this entire movie. Katherine Heigl once again, picked up her role of a romantically- challenged workaholic. Then Gerard Butler played his role of a flawed guy who came and swept her off her feet. The settings of various scenes were brilliant too. The passionate dance, the passionate kiss in the elevator, and my personal favourite, kissing in a hot air balloon with the entire city as a background. Katherine Heigl looked fantastic in every dress or shirt she wore. And Gerard Butler was absolutely dashing, even in a simple T shirt. Kudos to the wardrobe department!!

I also love certain funny scenes in the movie. Like the part where Mike perfectly predicted the timing and the phone call between Abby and her then- crush. Also, the vibrating undies (WTH?!?!?!) and cumming for dinner. The idea itself was pretty disgusting. But Katherine Heigl is really good. She portrayed it with such humour and style, it was pretty funny and convincing at the same time.


This is a believable romance story about two person who started as enemies and ended up in the same bed. I actually like how to story went even though it is rotten cliche...


Ratings : 6.5/10. Definitely better than The Proposal!

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