Manly Movies – The Ugly Truth
March 21, 2020 Comments Off on Manly Movies – The Ugly Truth Uncategorized Tom Burden

The Ugly Truth (2009)

Director: Robert Luketic
Writers: Nicole Eastman, Karen McCullah, & Kirsten Smith (screenplay), Nicole Eastman (story)
Stars: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Bree Turner

A controlling TV show producer gets dating advice from a misogynistic coworker… and they end up falling in love. Yes, it’s a romcom, but not bad. Ultimately, however, it’s a modern retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac with a gender flip. Don’t see it? His misogyny is his ugly big nose.

It’s a pretty good film, but if I want a modern retelling of Cyrano, my money’s on Roxanne (1987) with Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah.

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Tom Burden Tom Burden is a father & husband, martial artist, author, sexual advocate, male advocate and female advocate, and a trained conservation biologist. He is the founder of Reclaimed Masculinity, and co-founder of Central Aikido and Seishinkan Iaido Warrensburg, as well as other business enterprises. He is a longtime student of somatic and embodiment practices, with deep study into the mind, the human body, spirituality, and the environment. He currently resides in Missouri with his wife and daughter.