You should know by now how I feel for Gerard Butler and the answer without a doubt is: The Ugly Truth
When I sort of reviewed it last November, I said it wasn’t atrocious. Well, I was being overly kind as the more I think about it, the movie really was bad with a capital B. It’s one of those project of ‘only a mother could love,’ which I’m guessing would be painful for even Gerry Butler’s mother to watch! I don’t mind so much that GB had chipmunk cheeks the entire time or that his eight-pack abs from 300 was gone, as I’ve always thought of him as more than a pretty face and a hard body. But there’s hardly a cringe-free moment watching this movie, mostly the fault of such an inept script and totally uninspired directing. Seriously, after Monster In-Law and THIS, I don’t know how Aussie director Robert Luketic is still getting any work! Don’t even get me started with the Barbie doll that is Katherine Heigl, suffice it to say I won’t watch any more movie of hers if I can help it. This movie should come with a label: For die-hard fans only. As I’m not willing to die for any actor or anything remotely close it, I won’t even recommend this to anyone (well, maybe only those I don’t like so much, ha!). Well, at least the teaser poster was pretty clever, even if it isn’t wholly original.
[Dis]honorable mention: The Bounty Hunter
Another blond co-star, same vapid flick. It’ll remain the movie that sparked my open letter to the Scottish actor.