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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 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

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In real-life, the website that Dr. Bedlam (Eddie Izzard) mentions (professorbedlam) linked directly to the official Fox movies website. The site has since lapsed. 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 »

Quotes

[in a dream sequence, Matt tells Vaughan G-Girl's secret identity]
Jenny Johnson: [brandishing a chainsaw] I WARNED YOU, MATT SAUNDERS!
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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 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014) See more »

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Whenever We're Apart
Written by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Performed by Klyde Jones
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions
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Depressingly average
15 January 2007 | by christian123See all my reviews

Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) thinks he has found the perfect woman in Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman), who seems like a quiet but pretty woman, though he soon learns that she's needy and possessive, oh, and she's also the superhero G-Girl, though you wouldn't know it from the things she does to Matt after he freaks out and breaks up with her.

A promising premise is ruined by a mediocre execution. My Super Ex-Girlfriend is still an enjoyable comedy however it relies too much on cheap sex jokes and it ends up being a forgettable experience. What went wrong? The cast and the director could not overcome the weakness of the script and I didn't like the way they played it out. I was expecting the guy to be a jerk and it could have been a female fantasy revenge film. However, they made the guy likable and they made the superhero a psycho. It just wasn't very fresh and after about forty minutes, the film wore out it's welcome. Sure, there were a few funny lines however the weak middle and horrible ending kept it from really breaking out.

Director Ivan Reitman has lost his touch. After a successful run in the eighties and early nineties, he started making crap like Evolution and Father's Day. I wouldn't say My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a complete bust but I don't give him credit for any of the quality the movie holds, which isn't too much. Don Payne did an awful job with the screenplay. The majority of the jokes were lame and most of the supporting characters were just one-note. He also kept reusing a lot of the same jokes making the thing really tedious at times.

A few of the actors were good enough to save the film. Uma Thurman was great as G-Girl and she had many funny lines. Luke Wilson was a bit pale and not very interesting. I don't think he makes for an appealing leading man and he's better in supporting roles like in The Family Stone. Anna Faris was just doing her "Scary Movie" routine and it's getting a little old. She needs a challenge or at least some better scripts. Wanda Sykes is either hit or miss for me. She was great in Monster-In-Law and she was bad in Clerks 2. Here, she is just annoying and doesn't bring anything to the movie. Eddie Izzard was alright, nothing special. Rainn Wilson was just annoying and not funny. Overall, I was disappointed with the movie. It wasn't awful yet it had so much potential and the final result was just so average. Rating 5/10


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