Let us focus on relationships, dating, love, sex, and lust. Who has the answers on what really makes the male and female tick? Let the battle begin as the heat is turned up in Columbia Pictures’ comedy “The Ugly Truth”. Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a romantically challenged morning show producer who is searching for Mr. Perfect. Abby’s idea of a perfect man being someone who can pass her checklist and deal with her controlling ways. She’s in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), a hardcore TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what men want and what women don’t want to hear.
The duo is immediately at odds until it comes to Abby’s new love interest. Dreamy for her neighbor, Colin (Eric Winter), Abby tries to control the situation pushing the dreamy doctor away. When Chadway gives Abby pointers on how to peak her prey’s interest, Abby follows suit quickly learning these ploys of disinterest and sex appeal work. After landing a date with Colin she begins to see Chadway in a new light. Opening her up to the idea that the ugly truth may not be so bad. But is the truth worth changing who you are for someone else?
“The Ugly Truth” is a raunchy romantic comedy. This film can be enjoyed by all the men out there, a majority of them relating to “The Ugly Truth”. I found myself laughing throughout the film, from Chadway’s comical lessons to co-anchor spouses to Abby’s vibrating undergarments. Gerard Butler offered a new comedic side that paralleled well to Katherine Heigl’s uptight performance. With so many vulgar expressions the film should be targeted to the adults out there who can relate and enjoy this devilish treat. Daring and dirty…making it so delicious.