Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Ugly Truth About How Not to Make a Romantic Comedy
The Ugly Truth starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler is neither romantic or a comedy. It is, however; completely stupid, boring, predictable, NOT funny, not believable, or romantic even for the biggest fan of the "RomCom". Recently I read a bad review of the film and in that review they talked about the formula used; strong independent-man-hating-self-hating-single woman desperate for love and romance falls for bad boy obnoxious jerk type~BORING. That said, How To Loose A Guy In Ten Days also has these two people in the leads, yet it is both funny and romantic. You've Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, Bridget Jones, etc. etc. . . need I go on?
This film wasn't even remotely interesting, and even the worst offenders of "chick-flicks" are better than this. The story was full of holes and weak. The acting was fine, but nothing comedic about either of them. The scene when Abby (Katherine) has an orgasm at dinner because she is wearing vibrating undies is so badly done, I was embarrassed for her~the actress. It was a poor imitation of the fake orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally, and not funny at all.
I didn't care about either of them, and or if they got together. The chemistry was non-existent and the whole film just fell flat.
However, at least it was a great example of how NOT to write a romantic comedy. If you like Katherine, rent 27 Dresses which is basically the same story told better. If you like Gerard Butler and you want to fall in love with him, rent P.S. I Love You~and P.S. Gerard, we forgive you for your shitty Irish accent because you're so lovable in this film.
I'm just sayin'~save yourself 12 bucks and 2 hours of your life and skip this one.