The Ugly Truth
It’s uglier than you think, offering romantic comedy’s now de rigueur ritual humiliation of a professional woman (Heigl) while adding a dose of raunch to try to shock the dead genre back to life. As a tightly wound television producer, Heigl flops around, by turns repressed, brassy, saucy and moronic. As the neanderthal on-air talent she hates, Butler seems to be aiming for "man who’s been hit with a two-by-four." If so, he nails it. Hearing Heigl deliver “banter” about cock-sucking does not make this funny. Embarrassing, depressing, sexist, stupid, sure. Funny? No.