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My Super Ex-Girlfriend

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Ivan Reitman (2006)

12 Certificate
Sun 30 Oct 11:35pm - 1:15am Channel 5
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Our Score
Breaking up is hard to do but when your superhero girlfriend can shoot lasers from her eyes, it's even harder. That's the premise of this amusing high-concept comedy starring Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson. It boasts at least some of the good-natured mischief and mayhem of Ghost Busters, which put Ivan Reitman on the A-list of Hollywood directors in the 1980s. With his hangdog handsomeness and tendency for self-effacing humour, Wilson is perfect as the boyfriend who is slowly emasculated by atomic-fuelled scorn. Thurman is also convincing as G-Girl, but it's a shame that in the second half of the movie, Don Payne's script abandons all sympathy for her. She morphs into a gross caricature of Glenn Close's seminal bunny-boiler from Fatal Attraction and though that's the crux of the joke, the gags do start to wear a tad thin. Ironically, it's the weedy ex-boyfriend who carries the weight of this saga.


Ordinary New Yorker Matt starts dating a woman he meets on the subway, unaware she is the superhero G-Girl. When he breaks up with the insecure crimefighter, she is outraged and uses her superpowers to make his life a misery. Meanwhile, her arch-enemy sees Matt as a potential ally in defeating G-Girl once and for all. Fantasy comedy, starring Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson and Eddie Izzard.

Cast & Crew

Jenny Johnson / G-Girl Uma Thurman
Matt Saunders Luke Wilson
Hannah Lewis Anna Faris
Professor Bedlam / Barry Eddie Izzard
Carla Dunkirk Wanda Sykes
Vaughn Rainn Wilson
Director Ivan Reitman
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Swearing, sex scene. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 4 Aug 2006

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