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The Ex (2006)

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PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 11 May 2007 (USA)
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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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Comedy | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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In an interview with Creative Screenwriting magazine, the screenwriters, David Guion and Michael Handelman, virtually disowned the film. Guion said "That movie was a bit of a cautionary story for screenwriters in terms of that it was a movie that struggled a little bit and didn't test well initially, and the financiers panicked and said, 'We better show a lot of people getting hit in the balls' It was unfortunate because the director, Jesse Peretz, is great and very talented, but the movie was ultimately taken out of his hands." See more »

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Clearly visible out the window of candy & ice cream shop supposedly in Ohio is an awning with a phone number with a 718 area code, which belongs to New York City's outer boroughs. See more »

Quotes

Tom Reilly: He's paralyzed from the waist down!
Sofia Kowalski: [with a satisfied smile] Not completely!
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Crazy Credits

A series of outtakes and bloopers are played over the end credits. See more »

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Features Molto Mario (1996) See more »

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Magnum
Written by Jimmy Kaleth
Courtesy of APM Music
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Mediocre comedy
23 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

Zach Braff ("Scrubs"), Amanda Peet ("Studio 60..") and Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development") help this little film just over the "average" bar. Even though their characters are pretty shallow, they put in a good performance and partly succeed in making you forget about the shabby script. There are a couple of funny moments, but without this cast the movie would have fallen apart, its strictly formulaic approach and lack of any inspiration just being too obvious. It's not as bad as "The Last Kiss", but Braff should choose his options more wisely, unless he wants his well-deserved Garden State acclaim to go down the drain.

Recommended only for fans of the above-mentioned stars, the rest of you is not missing out on anything.


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