The Ex (2007)



Critic Consensus: The Ex suffers from inept direction and characters that are either unsympathetic or plain unpleasant to watch.

Movie Info

Tom Reilly and his wife Sofia are in for some major changes now that they have a newborn. As a lawyer, Sofia has always provided a comfortable living while Tom has contributed love, support and the occasional paycheck. When Sofia decides to be a stay-at-home mom all that changes. Tom moves the family to Ohio to work for his father-in-law as an assistant associate creative for Sunburst Communications. His boss Chip happens to still carry a torch for Sofia from their high school days. Each time … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, brief language and a drug reference)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Handelman, David Guion
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 21, 2007
Box Office: $3.0M
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as Tom Reilly

as Sofia Kowalski

as Chip Sanders

as Bob Kowalski

as Amelia Kowalski

as Carol Lane

as Don Wollebin

as Forrest Mead

as Abby March

as Wesley's Dad

as Ticket Agent

as Hassidic Guy

as Steve's Mom

as Wheelchair Basketbal...

as Mr. Hordhaus

as Fire Inspector

as Jack Connor

as Executive
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Critic Reviews for The Ex

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (36)

Mildly amusing but far too timid.

May 21, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Braff has a natural likability, but the screenplay gives him so many stupid, far-fetched and annoying things to do that The Ex loses credibility quickly.

Full Review… | May 19, 2007
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Though Bateman rolls through the film with sly comic skill, the whole exercise seems half-baked -- a high concept and some funny gags that do not a great comedy make.

Full Review… | May 19, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

What if Zach Braff acted in one more quarter-life-crisis movie, and instead of Sundance it went straight to video? If only that's what had happened to The Ex.

Full Review… | May 16, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

It's good to have Grodin back onscreen after an extended absence; it's just a shame it has to be in this dreary graveyard of wasted opportunities.

Full Review… | May 12, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

Jokes just somehow hung in the air instead of collecting their laugh and moving on.

Full Review… | September 8, 2008

Audience Reviews for The Ex

This movie is hilarious

Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

Appauling. Wasn't even that funny.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


Occassionally funny but avoid if you can. Full review later.

Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

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