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  • The first, never criticize your boyfriend, which I think is true

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      The Ugly Truth is another one of those date movies. It stars Katherine Heigl of Grey’s Anatomy fame as the heroine Abby, a control freak working in one of those high-pressure, high-profile movie networks. The casting gets better, wow, the lead actor is Gerard Butler who ably played King Leonidas in the smash historical action picture 300.

      I almost didn’t recognize him at first, though, mainly because he has packed some weight, gone were his fantastic abs. He even had some love handles in a few scenes.

      The scene where he wears a monkey suit is just perfect to illustrate his role in this movie, for which he

      fits to a T. He is a modern-day descendant of the Stone Age man, who usually pulled his chosen girlfriend by the tresses to his home cave with no afterthought whatsoever about whether she got bruised or hurt along the way.

      And this is the Ugly Truth, as Butler’s character Mike would have us believe. Men are incapable of falling in love and are purely sexual creatures. Of course, Abby proves him wrong in the end. Don’t all romantic comedy movies end the same way?

      So what’s new with the formula in The Ugly Truth? It’s just the telling maybe, it’s a lot more careless and quite ...

      • risky compared to other romantic comedies I’ve seen. This one really has a solid bite to it, and the language does not make any reservations.

        For example, Abby mentions the male sex organ word blatantly, while Mike is even more foul-mouthed. This is one of the qualities that make The Ugly Truth so enjoyable.

        Two major lessons about how to handle men won’t go away, thanks to this film. The first, never criticize your boyfriend, which I think is true. I have to admit the male ego is that fragile? And the second rule is, don’t be a control freak, which translates into keep your man

        on hold when he calls, or don’t even return a few of his phone calls! Translation: Leave him alone, set him free (or at least give him that illusion).

        There is some chemistry between the two actors so it’s not unbelievable to find the two fighting activists become lovebirds in the end. The only thing is I wished Butler had tried to lose some weight before doing this film!

        I loved the ending scene, it looked fabulous. Fly up and away, my beautiful, my beautiful balloon! It really depicted the male ego in a wonderful way.

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