My Super Ex-Girlfriend

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Ivan Reitman (2006)

12 Certificate


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
Professor Bedlam/Barry Eddie Izzard
Hannah Lewis Anna Faris
Carla Dunkirk Wanda Sykes
Vaughn Haige Rainn Wilson
Leo Stelio Savante
Lenny Mike Iorio
Director Ivan Reitman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Swearing, sex scene.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama