Most all romantic comedies start off with
a couple hating each other.
The Ugly Truth
has a new twist with a fresh idea, a story with a gender switch,
so that a man falls in love with a woman as he advises her how
to catch another man.
This is R-rated and often incredibly lewd
and lewdly worded, but can often be very funny.
This film takes you into new territories,
so be aware.
The formula is simple -- lonely girl meets
man, despises him, but takes his advice to meet the man of her
dreams, only to find out what she really wants is the
man she despised in the first place.
It's Cyrano with a foul mouth, as a T.V.
morning show producer decides to take advice for the lovelorn
from a newly hired ratings champ.
As romantic comedies go, this one is played
pretty much by the book.
There are laughs, but very few surprises.
There are a few things I didn't like about
First, the production follows the same-old
romantic comedy formula that is about as predictable as they
You don't need to see the film to know
how it ends.
The fantasy flick also does not take the
time to develop interesting characters and build the romance.
It's a by-the-numbers movie and the numbers
are pretty ugly at times, especially when the comedy sinks to
the bottom of the barrel with their confusing overuse of raunchy