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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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 »

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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

Within the context of the film the reason for Jenny choosing "G-Girl" as a nome de guerre is never revealed. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Matt is breaking up with Jenny, she blows him against the wall. When he hits the wall a basket falls behind pinned to the wall by his body. In the next shot, the basket is now lying next to him on the floor. In the subsequent shots the basket disappears and reappears in different positions next to the upside down table. See more »

Quotes

Jenny Johnson: I'm ready.
Matt Saunders: That's what I call structural integrity.
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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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Time, Time
Written and Performed by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions
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Look, It's G-Girl!
22 July 2006 | by SonOfMoogSee all my reviews

This movie answers the question, how does a relationship survive when your girlfriend is codependent, clinging, needy, jealous .. and has powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal women?

Without spoiling the movie, I can safely assure you it does not, but there's great fun to be had along the way. Uma Thurman is perfect as the mercurial super-heroine, an uber-babe, mysteriously named G-Girl, who unlike most in her sisterhood, is not *always* dedicated to truth, justice, and the American Way.

Thurman is also believable as the thoroughly daft, yet somehow still fetching, curator Jenny. When she is dumped for a less endowed but more emotionally secure and well adjusted rival, G-Girl goes ballistic, and what follows is not pretty. It's funny, but it's not pretty ..

It's a delightful premise, hell hath no fury like a super-heroine scorned, and those involved don't altogether carry it off, but it has its moments, and I think I'll get the DVD.

I liked this movie ..


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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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