Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Case Study No. 1894: Abby Richter (Wannabe Librarian)

"The Ugly Truth" - Blockbuster of the Month - HBO India on 15 October 9 PM
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[various clips from the movie are shown]
STUART: Say hello to our new guest commentator!
MIKE: Who's this delightful creature?
ABBY: I'm your producer.
MIKE: I like a woman on top ...
ABBY: Ugh ...
["What do men want in a woman?" appears on screen]
NARRATOR: What do men want in a woman?
[cut to another clip from the movie]
ABBY: Your skewed perception of male-female interaction is not the truth.
["HBO Blockbuster of the Month" appears on screen]
MIKE: [in voice over] But I do know about lust, seduction, and manipulation.
[cut to a scene of Mike sitting in a chair]
MIKE: You have to be two people ...
[cut to a scene where Mike is helping Abby pick out new clothes]
MIKE: [in voice over] The saint, and the sinner.
[cut to a scene where Abby is wearing glasses]
MIKE: [in voice over] The librarian ...
[cut to a scene where Abby is wearing a slinky black dress]
MIKE: [in voice over] And the stripper!
["For the first time on television" appears on screen]
MIKE: [in voice over] You want it to work out with this guy, you do exactly as I say.
[cut to a scene where Mike is hiding behind a couch in Abby's apartment while she shows off her black dress to Colin]
COLIN: You look great!
ABBY: Oh, thanks. Yeah, I was just ... doing the dishes.
NARRATOR: Gerard Butler. Katherine Heigl.
[cut to a scene where Abby and Colin are a date at a baseball game (while Mike communicates with her via an earpiece)]
MIKE: Make sure you put the hot dog in your mouth, nice and slow ...
[she tries to "deep throat" her hot dog but almost chokes, and ends up spilling her drink in Colin's lap]
["The All New Passion Pro" appears on screen]
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"The Ugly Truth" (2009)

Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a morning show TV producer in Sacramento, California. Coming home from a disastrous date one night, she happens to see a segment of a local television show, "The Ugly Truth", run by Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), whose cynicism about relationships prompts Abby to call into the show to argue with him on-air. The next day, she discovers that the station is threatening to cancel her show because of its poor ratings, and the station owner has hired Mike to do a segment on her show to bring them back up.



Mike avoids the cat while waiting in the living room.
ABBY (O.S.) I just don't want to be perceived as a bimbo.
MIKE I don't want you to be a bimbo. You need to be two people, the saint and the sinner, the librarian and the stripper. It's a delicate balance. On one hand, you have to push the guy away with cold indifference and yet on the other hand be a sexually teasing tornado.
Abby enters, looking amazing in a little black dress and sling backs. Her hair and make-up are sexy but not trashy.
ABBY Well just don't sit there. Say something.
MIKE Glasses.
MIKE You need glasses.
ABBY But I wear contacts. Besides, doesn't the woman usually remove glasses during a makeover?
MIKE Yeah, but we're going for a stripper–librarian thing. Right now, I wouldn't trust you to find me a book.
Abby opens a drawer and takes out some glasses. She puts them on.
MIKE Not bad.

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