and a fascinating lesson in love,
The Ugly Truth is an outstanding,
entertaining and thought-provoking
comedy looking through at the shallow
life of an award-winning television
network producer from Sacramento
who believes she has the low-down
on Mr Right... IF YOU HAVE EVER THOUGHT you knew the truth about Men and Women, think
again. Two of Hollywood's hottest stars team up to bring you a no-holds-barred,
comic update of the age-old battle of the sexes in the clever film, The Ugly
Romantically-challenged television producer Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl: 27
Dresses; Knocked Up) is certain that she knows exactly what she wants from
her perfect date. But when her cat D'Artagnan accidentally steps on her television
remote and she finds herself watching the brash, over-confident Mike Chadway
(Gerard Butler: PS I Love You; 300) presenting his show The Ugly Truth,
Abby cannot believe what she is hearing and rants at him live down the phone.
But Abby's boss Stuart (Nick Searcy) has an answer to his task of increasing
viewing figures and she is shocked to find herself working alongside the chauvinistic
Chadway, who has challenged her to show him a man who ticks all her boxes. More
angst for Abby in this classic screwball comedy.
And just as Abby begins to think also courtesy of her cat, in an hilarious
scene that she has met her perfect match in Colin Anderson (Eric Winter:
Television's Brothers And Sisters; Harold And Kumar 2), the foul-mouthed
cynic Mike intervenes. Telling her that men only want one thing and showing
her just how wrong she is for the handsome and considerate orthopaedic surgeon,
Mike makes a deal with her to help her land the dishy doc.
Having cemented the marriage of husband and wife presenters Larry Freeman (John
Michael Higgins: Fred Claus; Evan Almighty) and Georgia Bordeney (Cheryl
Hines: Television's Curb Your Enthusiasm; Waitress) on air and with Abby
following his advice to the letter, Mike really can't go wrong. Or can he?
At times outrageous but always funny, The Ugly Truth was produced by
Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar Baby; Runaway Bride) in association
with Relativity Media and distributed by Columbia. The film shines on Blu-ray
and DVD, with sparkling picture and excellent sound and features irresistible
bonus features that dare to expose the truth behind the making of this truly
funny comedy that explores what men and women want in a relationship. A little
crude at times, The Ugly Truth focuses on some honest and basic observations
about attraction and is witty enough to keep you laughing and intriguing enough
to keep you guessing.
The Ugly Truth also features: Bree Turner (Just My Luck; The Wedding
Planner) as Joy; Bonnie Somerville as Elizabeth; Nate Corddry as Josh; Noah
Matthews as Jonah; Don Callehan as Rick; Rocco Dispirito as The Guest Chef;
Craig Ferguson as Himself; Kevin Connolly, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jesse D Goins.
Music is by Aaron Zigman; Director of Photography is Russell Carpenter asc;
Art Director is Will Hawkins; Screenplay is by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten
Smith (The House Bunny; Legally Blonde) and Nicole Eastman; Story by
Nicole Eastman; Produced by Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi; Directed by Robert
Luketic (Legally Blonde; Monster-In-Law).
The battle of the sexes heats up on 8 February (2010) when Sony Pictures Home
Entertainment invites you to discover the hilarious truth about how men and
women differ in their approach to romance with the sexy comedy hit, The Ugly
Truth. Running Time: Approximately 96 Minutes | DVD: £19.99; Blu-ray: £21.99.
The Bonus Material Featurettes are 1) The Truth Is Ugly, where the filmmakers
discuss their efforts to make a romantic comedy with a uniquely balanced male
and female perspective; and 2) The Art Of Laughter, in which cast and crew reveal
how they cope with the unavoidable reality of laughter on the set of a comedy.
The Blu-ray version is BD-Live-enabled, allowing users to get connected and
go beyond the disc via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player and you can download
content, give feedback through an exclusive survey and register for rewards.
Bonus Materials (Blu-ray and DVD)
Six Deleted Scenes | Two Alternate Endings | Gag Reel | Selected Scenes With
Commentary From Director Robert Luketic and Producer Gary Lucchesi | Featurette:
The Truth Is Ugly, Capturing the Male and Female Point of View | Featurette:
The Art Of Laughter: A Making of Hilarious Proportions.
"The Ugly Truth is an outstanding, entertaining and thought-provokingly
comedy" Maggie Woods, MotorBar