Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I know what you thought when you first saw the trailer or poster for this bad boy, "Holy Crap! It's Gerard Butler!" That's what I said the first time I saw it which was quickly followed by my mom asking me "What's he been in?" Commence eye roll.
And here's the content warning. First off this is rated R but in relation to other R's out there, this is is on the light side. There isn't much nudity (Wait, come back!) You only see one guy's bare bottom one time as I recall, there is a fair amount of swearing and generous doses of sexual content, innuendo and suggestive language. Now that THAT'S out of the way...
Abby (Katherine Heigl) is the producer of a failing morning talk show that hires a vulgar but intelligent host of a late night show where he, Mike (Gerard Butler without his Irish accent) tells people The Ugly Truth about the relationships between men and women. (Basically. men are pigs, women should deal with it, and love is a fallacy.) She's high class and...well, he isn't but they are forced to work together because this guy's antics get ratings.
As is expected shenanigans ensue but they end up being friends and then more... blah blah blah. Okay, the ending is predictable but it's a hilarious ride.
The man of her dreams happens to live right next door, gorgeous hunk doctor Colin (Eric Winter), and control-freak Abby needs help to snag his interest. As much as she can't stand Mike's attitude, she realizes that he can help her. The movie gains momentum and laughs when Mike starts "training her" to woo Colin.
Constantly funny with rarely a dull moment. The scene with vibrating underwear isn't as racy as it sounds, just funny. You have to see it for yourself to get the full belly laughs. The story is generic and you know the ending just from watching the trailer, but you get so caught up in the comedy that you don't care!
All in all this is definitely worth seeing... for older teens. But if you're one of those people who is easily offended then you should leave this one alone. However if you're not and want to have a bazillion laughs and a knee-slapping good time, go check it out and let me know what you think!