Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Ugly Truth

Genre: Comedy/Romance
Main Actors: Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler
Director: Robert Luketic
Rating: PG-14 (Don't watch it with your parents. Just... just don't.)
Length: 96 minutes

IMDb Synopsis:
"A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected result."

   Let's start by saying that Gerard Butler is one sexy man! He has the look that we like to call the "hungry" look (Robert Downey Jr. has this look as well. nomnom.) Butler played his role of manwhore exceptionally well and had great chemistry with Katherine Heigl. We loved Katherine's hairstyle. She played her role well enough, but it would have been minorly cringe wothy had Gerard not been her co-star.(Caroline is still upset about her leaving Greys Anatomy and has a grudge against her. That may have affected her opinion on Katherine's acting.)

   The Ugly Truth fits the genres of comedy and romance really well. This movie was funny. We giggled at the innappropriate comments and snickered at the failures. The romantic aspect of it was also great. We aww-ed and wished for a guy to say something like that to us. 
   Some of the conversations were dragged out to the point where we were getting annoyed, but that was really the only part that we did not enjoy. It was semi-realistic and there were little hidden messages throughout. We give this movie 78%.

I Love You, Beth Cooper

Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG-14 (Not suitable for children and we don't reccomend that you watch it with your parents. It would be pretty awkward, just sayin')
Main Actors: Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust
Director: Chris Columbus
Length: 102 Minutes

IMDb synopsis: 
"The story of a nerdy valedictorian who proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school Beth Cooper during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life."

   The acting is awesome. The actors actually act like teens. Hayden Panettiere is one of the prettiest people ever and Karen L. Mattews styled her perfectly for this role. She portrays the snotty cheerleader stereotype well and Paul does fantastic as the awkward one. Love the underpants! ;)

   We found that the movie isvery repetitive. We don't need to know that Beth Cooper's phsyco boyfriend is in the army 50 times. It's clear the first time. There is also a lot of nonsense.

   All in all we enjoyed the movie and deffinetly reccomend it. I Love You, Beth Cooper has a deeper meaning than is first precieved. At first the movie seems to be about nothing more than getting drunk and having sex. That isn't the case whatsoever. It is about love and hardships and finding yourself. We give this movie a 70%.