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My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

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Critic 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.

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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.
Rating:
PG-13 (for sexual content, crude humor, language and brief nudity)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By:
In Theaters:
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Box Office:
$22,432,518.00
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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
Mike Iorio
as Lenny
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
Gregory Northrop
as NYPD Officer at Station
Greg 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
Kevin Townley
as Young Barry
Lilian Lynn
as Pedestrian at Robbery
Lillian Lynn
as Pedestrian at Robbery
Traver Rains
as Traver Rains
Richie Rich
as Himself
Abraham Sparrow
as Businessman
Clem Cheung
as Asian 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 (128) | Top Critics (38)

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.

Full Review… | August 3, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

...A movie that would rather tweak male paranoia than liberate a nerdette terrified of her powers.

Full Review… | July 28, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Most of the jokes are left flapping like a fish on the line, delivered with zero energy by the leads...

July 22, 2006
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.

July 22, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | July 21, 2006
Variety
Top Critic

There's a funny idea here, but you might not know it from Don Payne's script, or, for that matter, from Ms. Thurman's performance.

Full Review… | July 21, 2006
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for My Super Ex-Girlfriend

½

A wee bit of fun, a guilty pleasure, reversing the traditional superhero dynamic: what if a woman had the superpowers? In this film, played for yuck-yuck-yuck-yuck-yucks, naturally she' d have to be, er, you know, a little, er, difficult, yah? So what if its a one joke premise? The ensemble has some fun with it, with Luke Wilson as Lois Lane, Rainn Wilson as Jimmy Olsen, and Eddie Izzard as Lex Luthor. And of course, me always liking some Uma Thurman and Anna Faris. Its better than it sounds.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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 Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

Inexplicably, I love this movie.

Jason Robinson
Jason Robinson

Super Reviewer

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