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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
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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If you love someone...set them free 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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

The length of Hannah's skirt changes between the close-up and the far shot of when Matt is staring at her bottom while she is standing on that step ladder. The length changes again to shorter when she descends from the step ladder. 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

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Whenever We're Apart
Written by Curt Sobel and Gary Schreiner
Performed by Klyde Jones
Courtesy of Palisades Music Productions
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No masterpiece, but still worthy of cinema
3 October 2006 | by LazySodSee all my reviews

A guy desperate for action attempts to hit on a gorgeous girl in a bus. She refuses him, but when he runs after someone who tries to steal her purse they get together anyway. And there it starts - a relation that is slightly tainted by the fact that she is a jealous and neurotic superhero. It can't be a secret that things between them are going to be problematic.

In short, a story that could promise to grow out into a cool film. And IMO, it succeeds at being a nice film. It's no masterpiece, but it had me in tears from laughing on more than one occasion - the two lead characters twirl around each other in a crazy love fest that is, even with the superhero thing going, believable.

So. Thin story, but worked out really funny and thus worthy of cinema time.

7 out of 10 broken hearts


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