The Ugly Truth (2009)

This movie isn't long (96 min), I thought the story could have been shorter, or somehow done differently. It seemed to me that Gerard Butler's character Mike showed signs of liking Katherine Heigl's character Abby too early. And the time between that and them getting together was too long. Also, the climax was sort of done in steps, which makes it less climatic than other romances. There was a situation between both, then Mike, then Abby, then both again to finish it off. At least with Four Christmases, starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn, there is one moment where it just connects and comes together after something of a climatic return. ::shrug::

IMDb is great! I learned that Gerard Butler was the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (2004). In any case, his character was likable in a funny way. The movie seems to end with a small twist in his personality. Well, I wouldn't expect a comedy romance to become emotionally deep.*

But Heigl is great actress, I just think the character or story was a little off. I like her in Grey's Anatomy, I haven't seen 27 Dresses, and I totally didn't realize she was Isabel Evans in Roswell, that was a great show.

Originally, I considered The Ugly Truth better than Four Christmases. But then I remembered the plot of Four Christmases, and I came to the conclusion that The Ugly Truth suffered the same problems as Four Christmases except worse. Thus it could be said that The Ugly Truth is actually worse than Four Christmases. Note: Both movies ended by making a reference to an earlier part of the film.

For a great romance there is Enchanted. Good romances are The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan, and Shall We Dance.**

*This paragraph didn't tie together really well, and perhaps it doesn't even make much sense, but I'll leave it as is.
**20190922: I previously listed American Pie as a recommended romantic comedy. While it is a romantic comedy, it is also raunchy and I found it best to remove it.

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The Ugly Truth (2009) Robert Luketic. 96 min.

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