Movie The Ugly Truth (2009)

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The Ugly Truth (2009) Robert Luketic. 96 min.

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This movie isn't long (96 min), I thought the story could have been shorter, or somehow done differently. It seemed to me that Gerard Butler's character Mike showed signs of liking Katherine Heigl's character Abby too early. And the time between that and them getting together was too long. Also, the climax was sort of done in steps, which makes it less climatic than other romances. There was a situation between both, then Mike, then Abby, then both again to finish it off. At least with 'Four Christmases,' starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn, there is one moment where it just connects and comes together after something of a climatic return. ::shrug::

Imdb is great, I would have never realized that Gerard Butler was the Phantom in 'The Phantom of the Opera' (2004). In any case, his character was a likable one in a funny way. Since the movie seems to end with a small twist in his personality. Not that you would expect a comedy romance to get deep anyways. Note: This paragraph didn't tie together really well, and perhaps doesn't make much sense, but I'll leave it as is...

But Heigl is great actress, I just think the character or story was a little off. Check her out in 'Grey's Anatomy,' I haven't watched '27 Dresses,' and I totally didn't realize she was Isabel Evans in 'Roswell,' that was a great show.

Originally, I considered 'The Ugly Truth' better than 'Four Christmases' but part of that is 'Four Christmases' was pretty bad. But actually remembering 'Four Christmases''s storyline and plot, then 'The Ugly Truth' suffered the same problems as 'Four Christmases' but worse. Note: Both movies ended by making a reference to an earlier part of the film.

For a great romance there is 'Enchanted.' Good romances are 'The Wedding Planner,' 'Maid in Manhattan,' and 'Shall We Dance.' For comedy romance, you got 'American Pie.'

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