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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

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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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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Average.
12 May 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Just like most people who've written reviews for this film, I too was excited to hear about a film staring two great comedians like Braff and Bateman. How could you go wrong with these two? However, with two inexperienced writers and one inexperienced director; it's not hard to see where this film goes wrong.

The script is at times, very poor and extremely lacking in intelligent or deep humor, the characters are one dimensional and there are a lot of pointless and derivative scenes. There is no real chemistry between Braff and Peet and the soundtrack is somewhat lacking.

It's really awful to see such amazing talents go to waste in such a simple and shallow comedy such as this.

There are however, some great ideas in this film; the only shame is that they are not explored in their comedic entirety. Braff and Bateman are as usual, wonderful and do the best they can with the characters and the script they were given.


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