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The Ex (2006)

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Credit-grabbing. Back-stabbing. Wife-nabbing. Just another day at the office. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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11 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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: No offense to Chip, but he's a dick!
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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 »

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

Soundtracks

Drinks for Two
Written and Performed by Paul Williams
Published by Cypress Creek Music (ASCAP)/Ocean Ridge Music 1 (SOCAN)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Great Cast, Sorely wasted.
21 August 2007 | by (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) – See all my reviews

I think the main actors in this flick (Zach Braff, Amanda Peet, and the totally wasted Jason Bateman) were the only thing that was even somewhat decent about this terrible attempt of comedy. I have seen better episodes of "Arrested Development" than this. If you are looking for a couple chuckles and plan on forgetting it immediately, this is right up your alley. If want to see an actual funny comedy, there are many others that are worth while. Bateman is pretty good, but you can be the best in the biz, but with a crummy script, no one can save it. A lot of the little bit parts are somewhat amusing, but hardly worth watching.


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