The Ex (2006)
"Fast Track" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  11 May 2007 (USA)
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A slacker is forced to work for his father-in-law after his pregnant wife steps away from her high-paying job.


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In Manhattan, Sofia's an attorney and Tom's a cook who has a hard time holding a job. When their first child is born, they agree that she'll be a full-time mom and he'll get a promotion. When he gets fired, he takes a job in Ohio working at the ad agency where her father is assistant director. Tom's assigned to report to Chip, a competitive, hard-driving guy who's in a wheelchair and who's Sofia's ex-boyfriend - from high school. Chip still carries a torch for her, so he connives to make Tom's work life miserable. As Tom's frustrations mount, it may be that Sofia will take Chip's side. Is Tom doomed to fail yet again? Written by <>

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On January 19, it's not business, it's personal. See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Ex  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,394,229 (USA) (11 May 2007)


$3,091,922 (USA) (6 July 2007)

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(European Film Market) | (unrated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Charles Grodin's first film role in 13 years. See more »


During the Family barbeque, Sophia's mom is seen sitting down and holding Oliver, then the shot switches and we see her from a different angle and she is holding the baby differently. This happens several times within the scene See more »


Sofia Kowalski: [Abby March makes comment about how Sofia isn't a happy person and Abby thinks it's bad for baby Oliver] You know what I think? You're an idiot. And your son Petey... is a dipshit.
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Crazy Credits

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" by Crockett Johnson is published by HarperCollins, but the credits write it as "Harpers Collins." See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Zach Braff/Maroon 5 (2007) See more »


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Written by Matt Simon, Ramesh Srivastava, Jason Chronis, Mitch Calvert and Jared Van Fleet
Performed by Voxtrot
Published by Glass Cheetah Music (SESAC)/Solar Hat Music (SESAC)/Blue Calliope Music (SESAC)/Dancing Paper Cut-Out Music (SESAC)/No Tsu Oh Music (SESAC)
Courtesy of Cult Hero Records
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Fairly Amusing
1 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A fairly amusing show where Braff's character deals with a co-worker in a new job that had had a thing with his wife in high school. This comedy doesn't bring anything new to the genre, but is a fair watch overall with some interesting elements.

The Good: Appropriate length, Fair acting, Great gag reel (after some credits start rolling), amusing overall, villain is mean, but doesn't cross the line- after all comedies are not about sadistic, truly evil villains. They are usually funny, selfishly misguided people, and Bateman fits the bill perfectly.

The Bad: Too much slapstick humor, had more potential, some scenes were unfocused and with no real purpose.

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