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My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  21 July 2006 (USA)
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When a regular guy dumps a superhero of her neediness, she uses her powers to make his life a living hell.

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In New York, when the shy and lonely project manager of a design firm Matt Saunders meets Jenny Johnson in the subway, he invites her to date and have dinner with him. Jenny immediately falls in love for him, they have sex and she discloses her true identity to him, telling that she is the powerful superhero G-Girl. After meeting his co-worker and friend Hannah Lewis, the needy Jenny becomes jealous, controlling and manipulative, and Matt follows the advice of his best friend Vaughn Haige and dumps her, breaking her heart. Jenny turns Matt's life into hell, while he has a romance with Hannah. However, the archenemy of G-Girl and former high school sweetheart of Jenny, Professor Bedlam, proposes Matt to lure Jenny to strip her superpowers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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He wanted a break... Now she wants to break him See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, crude humor, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$44,228 (Chile) (6 October 2006)

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$73,557 (Chile) (13 October 2006)
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The architecture office workspace in the movie is the actual office of renowned architect Robert A. M. Stern in New York City. See more »

Goofs

When Matt is trying to tell Jenny he wants to break up with her, and she stabs the cutting board with a knife, the knife makes a shuddering "twang" sound, which is impossible because she is still gripping the handle of the knife. See more »

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Matt Saunders: Hannah!
Vaughn Haige: Oh, man, I think she's dead. Time to start the grieving process.
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Crazy Credits

After the animated end credits is a humorous scene with Vaughn in bed with the woman bartender. The rest of the non-animated credits follow this scene. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst of 2006 (2007) See more »

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Lover Come Up
Written by Josh Kelley (as Josh Kelly) and Kevin Griffin
Performed by Josh Kelley (as Josh Kelly)
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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'Super Ex Girlfriend' is screwball, well-executed fun

My Super-Ex Girlfriend;; Matt Saunders(Luke Wilson) is uneasy when he meets Jenny Johnson(Uma Thurman), who comes off to him as a shy, needy librarian type. But Jenny has a secret.

Everybody in the town knows G-Girl, who constantly manages to single-handedly keep New York City from trouble. Little does anybody know, G-Girl is really Jenny Johnson.

When Matt introduces Jenny to his long-time work friend Hannah(Ana Faris), Jenny begins to act jealous and controlling, which leads to him dumping her. But that upsets her greatly, so she decides to get her revenge, using her powers to make his life a living hell.

My the final sequence, 'Girlfriend' gets out of control. But it's this refreshing, weird and funny premise that this summer needs. It's the perfect comedy to beat the summer heat.

For a film that is so silly, it's surprisingly well-executed. Everything gels, and director Ivan Reitman catches us off-guard with moments of absurd hilarity.

Performances are likable all around, with Uma Thurman portraying G-Girl with believable ease. Luke Wilson is well-cast as the guy in over his head. Writing is solid, and direction keeps things breezy.

'My Super Ex Girlfriend' is a thoroughly engaging, screwball comedy that's driven by a silly premise that works.


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