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The Ex (2006)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Reilly
... Sofia Kowalski
... Chip Sanders
... Bob Kowalski
... Amelia Kowalski
... Wesley
... Don Wollebin
... Carol Lane
... Manny
... Doug
... Woman (as Yafit Hallely)
... Forrest Mead
... Karen
... Paco
Michael Lawson ... Busboy
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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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On January 19, it's not business, it's personal. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,394,229, 11 May 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,091,922, 8 July 2007
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(European Film Market) | (unrated)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, Oliver changes in size inconsistently to the time line of the movie. For example, upon the arrival of the family to their home in Ohio, while on the porch, Oliver appears to be 1-2 months old. When the action shifts to inside the house, Oliver has aged by several months. In his next scene, the child has returned to his newborn size. See more »

Quotes

Sofia Kowalski: [Abby March makes comment about how Sofia isn't a happy person and Abby thinks it's bad for baby Oliver] You know what I think? You're an idiot. And your son Petey... is a dipshit.
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Mornings Eleven
Written by Romeo Stodart and Michele Stodart
Performed by The Magic Numbers
Published by Warner Chappell Music Publishing Ltd. (ASCAP)/Copyright Control
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Can compete for Worst movie of 2006
8 September 2007 | by 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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