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The Ugly Truth
(2009)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Prodcued by:
Aaron Zigman

Co-Orchestrated by:
Jerry Hey
Brad Warnaar
Dan Higgins
Paul Bushnell
Patrick Kirst
Mateo Laboriel

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Lakeshore Records
(August 4th, 2009)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you deeply desire the lone souvenir from this movie on album, a score-only product that goes through the motions but fails to really stimulate.

Avoid it... if you're looking for any of the songs you heard in the film or, for that matter, anything more than generic instrumental sounds for the romantic comedy genre.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,857
WRITTEN 4/27/11
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The Ugly Truth: (Aaron Zigman) A pointless and predictable romantic comedy, The Ugly Truth was a surprising financial success in the busy summer season of 2009. From the producers of Legally Blonde, the movie pits Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler against each other in roles as a stressed morning television show producer and a chauvinistic television personality who gives dating advice (respectively). The female producer has terrible misfortune in her love life, and despite initially rejecting any of the advice that Butler's disreputable self gives her, they enter into a pact that entails her coaching by him to acquire her newest love interest (her neighbor). Complicated by the mechanisms of the network's executive choices and the success of the producer's luring of her neighbor, a supposedly unlikely but logically inevitable attachment forms between the two leads. Fate thrusts them together during an on-air revelation of these feelings and everything if fine and dandy at the end. While audiences fell for this variety of garbage once again, critics were not as thrilled, supplying The Ugly Truth with an overwhelmingly negative response. The music for these kinds of films is as predictable as the scripts. It's productions like this one that really do require a musical director, for a wide range of existing songs, some perhaps as source, have to be chosen and licensed for various scenes before a composer can come in and fill the gaps. A dozen contemporary songs were eventually inserted into The Ugly Truth, but for some odd reason, Lakeshore Entertainment and Relativity Media didn't allow their dedicated record divisions to produce a song compilation soundtrack for the obvious reaping of money from female audiences. Instead, Lakeshore went ahead with a score-only album, leading to one of those hilarious situations when you see an extremely low Amazon.com customer rating for the score simply because people thought they were going to get the songs they heard in the film but instead got knock-off John Debney comedy instrumentals. At least such situations usually result in low used-CD prices for the score. In this case, the unintentional recipient of royalties from these angry female listeners is composer Aaron Zigman, whose career in the late 2000's started being defined by these sorts of nebulous comedy works. He wrote music for both The Ugly Truth and The Proposal for concurrent theatrical release, an impressive pair on the resume in terms of box office prowess.



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108 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.68 Stars
***** 12 5 Stars
**** 18 4 Stars
*** 27 3 Stars
** 26 2 Stars
* 25 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 38:07
• 1. Flick the Bean (1:08)
• 2. Abby Calls Colin (2:02)
• 3. Abby & Mike in L.A. (1:17)
• 4. Post Kiss (2:08)
• 5. Bad Date (0:42)
• 6. It's a Lie (1:52)
• 7. Cat Person (1:05)
• 8. Get the Stain Out (0:32)
• 9. Orgasm Dinner (The Dinner) (2:34)
• 10. Jello Twins (1:11)
• 11. Tease (0:54)
• 12. Abby Calls Mike (1:52)
• 13. The Ugly Truth (2:10)
• 14. Duck Cacciatore (1:15)
• 15. Thank Your P***y for Me (Thank Your Pussy for Me) (0:36)
• 16. Champagne (1:03)
• 17. Earpiece (0:46)
• 18. Spazzy Dance (0:14)
• 19. Your Producer (0:39)
• 20. Closet (0:46)
• 21. Black Dress (0:45)
• 22. Frowny McFlaccid (0:28)
• 23. Right This Way (0:31)
• 24. Who Would Love (1:11)
• 25. New Theme (0:31)
• 26. Goodnight Then (1:20)
• 27. Oral Sex (Somethin's Up) (0:22)
• 28. Cat Escapes (1:51)
• 29. Naked Weather Girl (0:37)
• 30. Tahoe (0:37)
• 31. Ratings (0:27)
• 32. Your Replacement (0:33)
• 33. The Kiss (1:28)
• 34. Abby & Mike Banter (0:35)
• 35. Abby & Mike Rant (2:06)
(alternately pressed titles for some tracks shown in parentheses)

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