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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Ivan Reitman

Writer:

Don Payne
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Uma Thurman ... Jenny Johnson / G-Girl
Luke Wilson ... Matt Saunders
Anna Faris ... Hannah Lewis
Rainn Wilson ... Vaughn Haige
Eddie Izzard ... Professor Bedlam / Barry
Stelio Savante ... Leo
Mike Iorio ... Lenny
Mark Consuelos ... Steve Velard
Wanda Sykes ... Carla Dunkirk
Margaret Anne Florence ... Shapely Bartender
Catherine Reitman ... TV News Reporter
Tara Thompson ... Young Jenny (as Tara L. Thompson)
Kevin Townley Kevin Townley ... Young Barry
Eva Veronika Eva Veronika ... Elderly Lady
Lawrence Feeney ... Scary Dude
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Storyline

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 broke her heart. She broke his everything. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

When Bedlam's bodyguard gets shot with cutting disk, in one shot it's pointing to the left. In the next shot it's pointing in the other direction. See more »

Quotes

[over the phone, as Vaughn watches G-Girl put out a fire by spinning up a whirlwind]
Vaughn Haige: It's G-Girl! She's doing her thing!
Matt Saunders: Are you serious? You lucky S.O.B., I've never seen her in person. How does she look?
Vaughn Haige: She looks...
Matt Saunders: What?
Vaughn Haige: ...blurry! But still pretty hot!
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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

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Time, Time
Written and Performed by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions
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Wall breaking powers to handle...
3 December 2006 | by hakapesSee all my reviews

The title got my attention and then I wondered what will come out in the plot, as we have seen so many "super-people" movies these years... and in fact, I really liked it, as there were a number of unusual funny scenes that I didn't expect. Uma Thurman performed as average in G-Girl's role. Surprisingly, I was again able to watch her toes in wide screen (like in the beginning of Kill Bill). Luke Wilson however played very well the idiot everyday guy who meets the big woman, I could really get into his situation. If you want a light touch of fun, you should definitely watch G-Girl's and average Matt's adventures, especially to cheer up your partner. 7/10 in my collection.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Ex See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,603,460, 23 July 2006

Gross USA:

$22,530,295

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,108,981
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2.35 : 1
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