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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 for her neediness, she uses her powers to make his life a living hell.

Director:

Ivan Reitman

Writer:

Don Payne
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 wanted a break... Now she wants to break him See more »

Genres:

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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,530,295, 12 October 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,365,852, 4 April 2007
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Filming only took four weeks. See more »

Goofs

The smudge on Jenny's face during the restaurant scene changes shape between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jenny Johnson: [seductively, walking toward him slowly] Matt Saunders, I'm afraid you've been a very evil boy. I think you need to be brought to justice.
Matt Saunders: [with a big grin on his face] Oh, yeah, I have been known to break a few rules here and there.
Jenny Johnson: [still seductive] Total, unequivocal justice.
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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

Spoofs Supergirl (1984) See more »

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Everything's Right
Written and Performed by Matt Wertz
Courtesy of Nettwerk Records
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'Super Ex Girlfriend' is screwball, well-executed fun
23 July 2006 | by moviesfan11See all my reviews

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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