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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Woman (as Yafit Hallely)


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?


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 »


Bob tells Tom that he moved his family a 1000 miles, but the trip from NYC, NY to Columbus, OH is only about 550. See more »


Bob Kowalski: [burns his hand on lamp] Fuck!
Tom Reilly: Are you okay?
Bob Kowalski: That lamp is hotter than shit!
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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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User Reviews

Can compete for Worst movie of 2006
8 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie doesn't move anywhere plot-wise. Everyone apart from the guy which is disabled seem to range from dumb to very dumb.

Tom's in-laws are very naive. Tom isn't intelligent either. Most of the people lack common sense. His wife never supports him and Tom doesn't does anything to improve his life either at work or at home. i feel i wasted 100 minutes of my life by watching this movie.

NEVER watch this movie, unless you have NOTHING, by nothing i mean it. Even staring out of your window can be an interesting thing to do than watching this movie.

NEVER NEVER watch this movie.

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