Monday, August 3, 2009

The Ugly Truth. What an appropriate title.

The hubs and I went to see The Ugly Truth. The only way I would recommend this movie is if I had the leading role and they were giving me a diamond iPhone. And maybe not even then.

I was very disappointed because I really wanted to like this movie. Instead I sat in my seat, fidgeting until it was my turn to hold the yummy nachos.

I don’t do movie critiques well, I leave that to the awesome Suzy, but I just want to point out what my pet peeves were.

Katherine Heigl comes off as shrill and overcaffeinated/over-actor instead of what they were going for which I'm assuming was a hopeless, likable, workaholic. Gerard Butler, whom I love but now I’m having second thoughts of adding to “My List”, makes weird facial expressions and I believe it’s because he’s trying to wrap his lips around American English. He winds up looking like Vincent Donofrio after his body was invaded by that weird roach-like alien in Men in Black.


Back to Heigl. I’m not a director nor do I want to pretend to know what it involves to be one BUT! I wish he would have told her that she didn’t need to keep smiling like a fool when she was doing a seductive dance with GB. She is a gorgeous woman but her open mouth profile reminded me of those clowns in fairs where you have to squirt the water in them to fill up a balloon or the Joker. Her chin disappears and she’s all teeth.


I know, scary!

All in all the acting was horrible. Don’t go see this movie. Save yourself the 8-10 bucks (16-20 if you have a nacho buddy) and go watch a toilet flushing instead. (sans nachos)


  1. Dude, you did me proud with this review. Thanks for saving me the trouble. NOW go to utube and check out the Divorce Dance Video that was 'supposed' to take place after the real one that has already had 15 milion hits. The divorce one was funnier and with pro dancers.

  2. Meh, I always pass on chick flicks, they're just not for me more often than not. They lack explosions. Dammit!

    Though I flippin' adore Gerard Butlers so I was slightly tempted to see this one but I'll still probably pass, lol.

  3. So, to summarise, it wasn't quite as good as you would have liked...

    I must admit that the synopsis on IMDb would have put me off, mainly because I didn't understand it.

  4. I just don't like Katherine Heigl. I get irritated by her when I see pictures of her, I know I wouldn't be able to stand a movie with her in it.

    Megan Fox irritates me, too, because she thinks she's all that and a bag of chips and she says stupid things in interviews.

  5. So you want your 2+ hours back?

    Thanks for the tip. I'll pass on the movie.

  6. ah man, Vincent Donofrio was so kewl as the bug invaded guy

  7. I can't say I liked it all that much, either. Plus, I would love to see just one rom/com end unexpectedly. You can have a happy ending without always being obvious. There hasn't been a surprise in this genre since My Best Friend's Wedding. (I don't count The Break Up.)

  8. The only Gerard Butler I want to see is one that is semi-animated and prances around in a skirt yelling about Spartans, and even then, I only want that in small doses.

  9. OK, I won't see it. Not that I can see any movies... having a soon-to-be three year old kind of warps any attempt at the possibility of even trying to stay seated at a movie theater for any length of time. But thanks for the heads up anyway... I won't rent it when it comes out on video. :-)

  10. One day I'll get to see movies again, but until the kids get older it's Bolt, Cars, etc...

  11. thx for saving me 10 dollars!!! OH I heard Tainted Love in the car today & I thought of u & ur sister...LOL LOL!!!

  12. Thanks. I hate spending all that money, add more if you go out to eat first, on a bad movie.
    Your review is LOL funny too.


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