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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Romance


PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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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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: You couldn't lose me even if you tried. And you've been trying really hard lately.
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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 »


Features Molto Mario (1996) See more »


Costa Dorada
Written by Graham Preskett
Courtesy of APM Music
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I Hate Chip Sanders
5 November 2007 | by (Miami, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

Jason Bateman shined in this average comedy featuring Zach Braff and Amanda Peet. Despite being in a wheelchair for the entire movie, Jason Bateman does a fantastic job making the audience despise his character Chip Sanders. Tom Reilly (Braff) moves back to his wife's home town to take a job working with his father-in-law. Despite his nice-guy efforts, co-worker Chip just won't let Tom feel like he's doing anything right. When we discover that Chip is actually Tom's wife's ex, Bateman's performance had me wishing that Zach Braff would strangle Chip in a fit of rage.

Zach Braff plays the likable main character who, just when you start to cheer for him, finds some idiotic way to disappoint you. I expected a little more from Amanda Peet after her hysterical performance in The Whole Nine Yards, but she performed solidly.

Jason Bateman proves in this flick just why he received so much critical acclaim for Arrested Development.

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