Seems we can’t escape the bottled water backlash even in the movies. In the new romantic comedy The Ugly Truth, there’s two scenes where the discussion touches on how tap water ‘is just like bottled water, except that it is regulated and bottled water isn’t.’ This movie should have been called Bald Faced Lies.
Though they were attempting to get across the message that tap and bottled are “all the same,” that’s an inaccurate statement that we’ve heard time and again. Here’s The Real Truth: many bottled waters come from a municipal source, that is certain. But they’re further purified and treated than tap water. Ever heard of tap water having a taste?
Bottled water opponents will tell you that you never will have a taste in tap water. You’ll never taste anything in bottled water, and there’s a reason for that: because it’s pure, clean, safe and refreshing. And it’s also just as regulated, if not moreso, than tap water. If there’s one takeaway from The Ugly Truth, it’s this: don’t believe anything you see in the movies.