THE UGLY TRUTH (2009) NINE, 9.30PM, MA15+, COM­EDY

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The bat­tle of the sexes again pro­vides the pre­dictable premise for this crude ro­man­tic com­edy from Aussie di­rec­tor Robert Luketic ( Le­gal­lyBlonde). Kather­ine Heigl stars as Abby, the up­tight pro­ducer of a morn­ing TV show who must re­sort to tak­ing dat­ing ad­vice from misog­y­nis­tic male cor­re­spon­dent Mike (Ger­ard But­ler). For a movie aimed at fe­males, TheUgly Truth seems in­tent on set­ting the women’s move­ment back sev­eral decades. Heigl fa­mously com­plained that Judd Apa­tow’s sim­i­larly smutty KnockedUp, in which she starred, was way too blokey and por­trayed women as hu­mour­less shrews. But af­ter this sex­ist romp, she owes him an apol­ogy. ★★★

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