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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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 <>

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


Comedy | Romance


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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Charles Grodin's first film role in 13 years. See more »


The bag of burgers is from In-n-Out, which has no franchises anywhere near the scene's setting of Ohio. See more »


Tom Reilly: Market penetration strategy. Something that's very important to today's youth market: penetration.
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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 »


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


Written by Jimmy Kaleth
Courtesy of APM Music
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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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