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My Super Ex-Girlfriend
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Matt Saunders (Wilson) thinks he's found the perfect girlfriend in Jenny Johnson (Thurman), who just happens to be smart, sexy...and a superhero. But when Jenny turns out to be a needy, neurotic mess, Matt wants to call it quits. Jenny is crushed by the news and will stop at nothing to exact sweet revenge.
It's an outrageous super-comedy that proves breaking up can be hard to doÂand downright dangerous!
- Side A: Full screen Feature
- Side B: Widescreen Feature
- Music Video: Molly McQueen "No Sleep 2nite"
- Five Deleted Scenes
- Extended Shark Sequence
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Fundamentally, this movie tries to be funny and to a lesser extent, serious at the same time, a tightrope that's just too narrow to walk. I think if the studio guys had just left well enough alone, and let Ivan HAVE AS MUCH FUN AS HE WANTED, this could have been another classic. I like the story idea, but we should have left the "seriousness" to spider and batman. More gags, pranks, one-liners, sexual humor (the bed smashing through the wall was fun), w/no physical injuries would have been fabulous. G-Girl should have been allowed to torment her boyfriend without anyone getting hurt. That would have been fun. The villian was under developed. He could have been more..., and the script didn't allow Uma to do as much as she could have.
Also, the animated "shark" scene seemed out of place. It didn't belong in the movie, not just because of the animation, but because it was too threatening - G-Girls revenge should have remained mostly funny (like the car in orbit, etc.).
"G-Girl" introduced me to Anna Faris. She was very sweet and funny. She has done alot of slapstick type films, but I think she'd be worthy in a drama.
Like I said in an earlier review, I'd enjoy watching Uma solve a rubix cube, but I'd have to add to that any other boring activity that would come alive with Uma's participation, such as taking a driving test, mowing the lawn, or washing dishes, etc., she is fantastic just being in existance, just being alive. As for Ivan, I'm going to blame his subdued handling of this film as constraint from the studio. Next time, let 'er rip!!
Anyway, I enjoyed it, and have watched it again, twice!
Anyone who's seen the previews should be familiar with the premise. Luke Wilson plays an ordinary guy who, through accidents of circumstances, eventually finds himself dating a super hero. And then breaking up with her. And it turns out she doesn't handle break ups well.
Although us comic book geek guys know that romances and subsequent break-ups are frequent story fodder and standard fare for comic books (which are pretty much soap operas for men), the idea of playing it for comedy is an original one.
Unfortunately it's just a one note gag. Once you get the joke about the obsessive ex-girlfriend with super powers, the film doesn't have a lot else to offer.
To his credit, the director seemed to have realized this in advance, and kept the timing pretty good. In this day and age of epic films that go on to long, this movie is trimmed down to a very watchable 90 minutes. Just when you're beginning to get bored with it, the film is over.
There are a number of very funny people employed on this film (Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Rainn Wilson, Wanda Sykes) but none of them are given any good material to work with. (With the possible exception of Rainn Wilson, who does a pretty good job playing as the jerk best friend character).
I've been an Eddie Izzard fan every since college when a friend of mine came back from a semester abroad in England raving about this wonderful British comedian he discovered over there. Afterwards I looked up a lot of Eddie Izzard's stuff on the internet, and caught a few of his specials on cable, and generally enjoyed it.Read more ›
I didn't find anything very amusing about G-girl stalking the dim-witted loser Matt. I also didn't relish the numerous and corny sex scenes in this film. I don't mind sex scenes, but these were just coarse and stupid, not romantic.
I did think Professor Bedlam was actually quite good, and I would've liked to see more backstory for him.
Overall, I didn't like the film. It was corny and the humor half-baked. 1 star.
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Seriously awful flick, the only reason I watched it was because my High School was the school they used in the movie. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Annie
This movie is hysterical! I Crack up no matter how many times I watch itPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love it great movie an funny happy I found it here thanks AmazonPublished 2 months ago by Michael Cavanaugh
This is a kind o fun movie. It's a comedy, so don't compare it too harshly against other superhero movies. The plot was interesting. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Aaron Creagh
The movie would not play on my equipment. Amazon gave me a refund.Published 6 months ago by R. Ross
This is my absolute favorite superhero movie of all time. True, it is strictly satire and throws convention out the window in the same of easy laughs, but the humor is genuinely... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brian K. Miller
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The movie has a PG-13 rating that states that there are sexual situations and brief nudity in the film. So preteen viewers may not be suitable to see this movie.
Aug 1, 2009 by DCGUY | See all 2 posts
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