My Super Ex-Girlfriend

2006

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Critics Consensus

My Super Ex=Girlfriend is an only sporadically amusing spoof on the superhero genre that misses the mark with a nerd-turned-superwoman who embodies sexist clichés.

40%

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Total Count: 130

31%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 366,713
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Movie Info

A regular guy finds out just how hard breaking up can truly be when attempting to call it quits with a clingy female crime fighter who doesn't want to let love die in director Ivan Reitman's super-powered romantic comedy. Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) was looking for love when he first met pretty brunette Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman), and at the time it seemed as if he may had finally actually found it. Jenny isn't just your typical girl, though, because despite her outwardly normal appearance she is actually a powerful superhero dedicated to ridding the streets of crime. Her outward strength betrays a deep-rooted insecurity, too, and when Jenny begins to become a bit too possessive for Matt's laid-back taste, the troubled boyfriend does his best to end the relationship amicably. They say that breaking up isn't easy to do, however, and when your girlfriend is a superhero, that sentiment holds twice the truth as it does under any normal circumstances. Matt is determined to get on with his life, though, and as his budding romance with beautiful co-worker Hannah (Anna Faris) begins to get serious, jealous Jenny scornfully slips into G-Girl mode to prove that hell hath no fury like a woman superhero scorned.

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Cast

Uma Thurman
as Jenny Johnson/G-Girl
Luke Wilson
as Matt Saunders
Anna Faris
as Hannah Lewis
Eddie Izzard
as Professor Bedlam/Barry
Rainn Wilson
as Vaughn Haige
Wanda Sykes
as Carla Dunkirk
Margaret Anne Florence
as Shapely Bartender
Eva Veronika
as Elderly Lady
Lawrence Feeney
as Scary Dude
Lou Bonacki
as Parking Lot Manager
Jeff Norris
as NYPD Officer at Garage
Greg Northrop
as NYPD Officer at Station
Gregory Northrop
as NYPD Officer at Station
Catherine Reitman
as TV News Reporter
Fallon Brooking
as Young Girl
Ron Moreno
as Thief No. 2
Peter Patrikios
as Thief No. 3
Tara L. Thompson
as Young Jenny
Santos
as Thief No. 4
Tara Thompson
as Young Jenny
Lilian Lynn
as Pedestrian at Robbery
Kevin Townley
as Young Barry
Lillian Lynn
as Pedestrian at Robbery
Traver Rains
as Traver Rains
Richie Rich
as Himself
Clem Cheung
as Asian Businessman
Abraham Sparrow
as Businessman
Angel Sing
as Asian Businessman
Ben Wang
as Asian Businessman
Clint Chin
as Asian Businessman
Ilona Alexandra
as Aerobics Girl
Marcus Collins
as Step Class Jock
Tara DiGiore
as Cheerleader
Desiree Dymond
as Heatherette Model
Edwin Freeman
as NYPD Officer at Station
Tiffany Haupt
as Cheerleader
Andrew Ginsburg
as Step Aerobics Guy
Ryan Maloney
as Man on Street
Jennifer Merrill
as Art Gallery Assistant
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Critic Reviews for My Super Ex-Girlfriend

All Critics (130) | Top Critics (38) | Fresh (52) | Rotten (78)

  • At one point, jealous Thurman tosses a live shark into Matt and Hannah's love nest. Unwittingly plunged into this farrago, the shark earns my sympathy.

    Aug 3, 2006 | Full Review…
  • With such an amiable cast and lots of crisp dialogue, you can forgive the chinks in the armour.

    Aug 1, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • ...A movie that would rather tweak male paranoia than liberate a nerdette terrified of her powers.

    Jul 28, 2006 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • Most of the jokes are left flapping like a fish on the line, delivered with zero energy by the leads...

    Jul 22, 2006 | Rating: C

    Scott Tobias

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • The Ivan Reitman-directed comedy manages to sap the charm from everyone in its cast, all of whom have shone quite brightly in other settings.

    Jul 22, 2006
  • The fusion of effects-fueled action fantasy with comedy worked well for director Ivan Reitman 22 years ago in Ghostbusters and, less so, five years ago in Evolution. But, it fails to save his latest, My Super Ex-Girlfriend.

    Jul 21, 2006

    Robert Koehler

    Variety
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for My Super Ex-Girlfriend

  • Nov 29, 2011
    Welll this certanly stinks. It's just not okay. Nothing bad agains Luke or Uma. They're both allright. But who can perform under these conditions?
    Martin S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 30, 2011
    Inexplicably, I love this movie.
    Jason R Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2011
    My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a terrible film with a unique idea that could've been terrific. I feel that the film could have been much better if there was better talent involved. The cast didn't do anything for me, and I felt that jokes were stale, and most of the time, unfunny. The concept of the story is interesting, but the actors here are mediocre and don't do anything unique. I laughed a few times, but once the film was over, I felt like I wasted my time overall. Ivan Reitman has had a great career, but with this film, it makes it to his forgettable films list. There's not much going on here, except for bad acting and forced jokes that aren't funny most of time. I love comedies, but My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a failed attempt at creating something very funny. Instead My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a disappointment and is a film thats easily forgettable. There's nothing going on in this film, and the end result is pretty pointless. A comedy that simply doesn't work, My Super Ex-Girlfriend is simply a bad film that you realize could have been better with a better cast and a better script. The idea is good, but theres nothing really good here to be entertained. A pointless, boring and most of the time, unfunny film.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2011
    Quite funny! Uma Thurman plays a great obsessed ex-girlfriend, she was the funniest of the film.
    Bethany M Super Reviewer

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