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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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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

Tom and Manny walk down a street supposedly in Ohio. In the background, however, we can clearly see the High Line, an abandoned elevated railway in Manhattan. See more »

Quotes

Tom Reilly: No offense to Chip, but he's a dick!
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Crazy Credits

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

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References Family Matters (1989) See more »

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Somethin's Goin' Down
Written by Charles Gansa and Craig Wedren
Performed by Charles Gansa and Craig Wedren
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User Reviews

 
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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