Will Gerard Butler’s ‘The Ugly Truth’ be another ‘Hangover’?


This trailer has f-bombs and is NSFW.

It’s no secret that I’m loathe to promote anything to do with Katherine Heigl, but I’m starting to think I might have to see The Ugly Truth when it opens later in July. If and when I go, it will just be for Gerard Butler – he’s looking very yummy in these stills Columbia Pictures just released. And before everyone starts yelling “He looks puffy!” or “He’s a womanizer!” or “This guy’s Scottish accent is so out of control, it comes out in every damn movie!” – enough. Yes, he’s looking a little puffy in these stills. Yes, Gerard Butler has hos in different area codes. Yes, The Ugly Truth is probably just another interchangeable romantic comedy. Yes, Gerard Butler’s accent is out of control (and it’s still lovely). But I’m still going to see it.

I came to this conclusion after repeated viewing of this NSFW trailer in which Gerard Butler’s character Mike (the brutish, misogynistic producer) takes Katherine Heigl’s Abby (the anal retentive career girl who can’t keep a man) shopping, and he gives her absolutely filthy advice about how to change her “look” to attract men. The basics are what you’d expect – push-up bras, no ponytails, short skirts… but the way Gerard delivers his lines is very funny. I realize I’m partial to him, but the film does look better than I thought. You can see the trailer/scene clip above, but here’s a little taste of the dialogue:

Mike: We have to change your look… you are completely inaccessible. You’re all about comfort and efficiency.
Abby: What’s wrong with comfort and efficiency?
Mike: Well, nothing. Except no one wants to f-ck it.

Mike: [holding up a black lace bra] Now this is a bra. Boobies in this thing say ‘Put me in your mouth, I taste good.’

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve watched this thing like ten times already today. Funny story – the character Mike isn’t supposed to be Scottish. Yet Gerard can’t say one simple, filthy, sexy line of dialogue without his Scottish accent coming out. Sigh. I like the way he says “Put me in your mouth, I taste good.” Yeah… I’m going to see this film. I might not be alone either – some of the early viewers are already wondering aloud if The Ugly Truth will be the girlier version of The Hangover - which has already made more than $150 million domestically. So, will Heigl have another hit on her hands. Or, if the film does well, will Gerard get the credit?

Thanks to AllMoviePhoto for the stills from The Ugly Truth

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15 Responses to “Will Gerard Butler’s ‘The Ugly Truth’ be another ‘Hangover’?”

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  1. diddy says:

    i doubt it would be another ‘hangover’, this films looks like a romcom and i guess its target markets is majority female and if the stuido is luck some would drag their husbands and boyfriends along. the hangover i think had a broader appeal in terms of its target market, its more like superbad or knocked-up.

  2. neelyo says:

    Heigl’s an average looking woman but god, she looks horrible as a blond. It just looks so bottled or like a wig.

    I liked Butler in the 2nd Lara Croft, but beyond that I haven’t liked him in anything else. This film will probably do well, because it looks stupid.

  3. dude wtf says:

    neelyo: Heigl is a natural blonde, maybe not that light of a blonde but she is a natural one at that. So saying that I think she looks very pretty!! Her tude usually stinks but she is a pretty girl.

  4. KateNonymous says:

    We watched RocknRolla over the weekend, and I still don’t get the big deal about Butler. He’s average-looking with no charisma or personality.

  5. Yvette says:

    Gerard has “sexy” written all over him. I believe it will do well at the box office.

  6. Feebee says:

    Jesus! My hair is always in a ponytail!

  7. Ally says:

    Wow, that is some awful dialogue.

  8. iris says:

    What´s wrong with the Scottish accent??

    Aren´t you sick and tired of the American accent??

    I am!

  9. DefinitelyYes says:

    KateNonymo: “He’s average-looking with no charisma or personality.”……What?!?!

    This guy exudes charisma and personality. He OWNs these two words.

    Average-looking? That’s just your opinion but millions of women in the world think he’s great-looking. You are in minority.

  10. BlueSkies says:

    dudewtf, are you sure she is a natural blond? Blond past the age of three? Because it is pretty rare for brown eyed people to be natural blonds. Not saying it doesn’t happen but rare.

  11. orion70 says:

    I’m fairly certain that there are laser beams behind those fine eyes of his. I adore him.

    That clip didn’t grab me however.

  12. BlueSkies says:

    That photo of girls in bikini and him just blah. My whole town is better looking than these clowns.

  13. BlueSkies says:

    Def Yes, sure Kate is in the minority. The better looking people usually are.

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