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My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 21 July 2006 (USA)
When a regular guy dumps a superhero for 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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If you love someone...set them free 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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21 July 2006 (USA)  »

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Super Ex  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$947,015 (Australia) (21 July 2006)

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$22,530,295 (USA) (12 October 2006)
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Trivia

The "castle" in Matt's fish tank is a simplified model of Frank Lloyd Wright's famous design for a house called "Fallingwater". See more »

Goofs

In the early scene during which Matt and Vaughn are discussing the super power Vaughn would most like to have, they are clearly on a yellow-line R subway train. This is confirmed a short time later, when Matt chases a robber out of the train and they run up a staircase that says "uptown N R W". When they run out of the station, however, they run out of the red-line Franklin Street 1 train station. This is impossible, as the 1 train does not intersect with the R train, or any other train line, at this stop. See more »

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[after revealing her secret to Matt]
Jenny Johnson: Say "I'd rather have a chainsaw shoved up my ass than tell."
Matt Saunders: Is that a possibility?
Jenny Johnson: Say it!
Matt Saunders: Ok. I'd rather have a chainsaw shoved up my ass than tell.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Making of 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend' (2006) See more »

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The Joker
Written by Steve Miller, Ahmet Ertegun and Eddie Curtis (as Memphis E. Curtis)
Performed by Fatboy Slim featuring Bootsy Collins (as Bootsie Collins)
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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No masterpiece, but still worthy of cinema
3 October 2006 | by (Maastricht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A guy desperate for action attempts to hit on a gorgeous girl in a bus. She refuses him, but when he runs after someone who tries to steal her purse they get together anyway. And there it starts - a relation that is slightly tainted by the fact that she is a jealous and neurotic superhero. It can't be a secret that things between them are going to be problematic.

In short, a story that could promise to grow out into a cool film. And IMO, it succeeds at being a nice film. It's no masterpiece, but it had me in tears from laughing on more than one occasion - the two lead characters twirl around each other in a crazy love fest that is, even with the superhero thing going, believable.

So. Thin story, but worked out really funny and thus worthy of cinema time.

7 out of 10 broken hearts


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