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My Super Ex-Girlfriend

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2006
  • Ivan Reitman
  • 92 mins
  • 12

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Jenny Johnson / G-GirlUma Thurman
Matt SaundersLuke Wilson
Hannah LewisAnna Faris
Professor Bedlam / BarryEddie Izzard
Carla DunkirkWanda Sykes
VaughnRainn Wilson

Crew

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DirectorIvan Reitman

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2006-08-04
Language
English
Guidance
Swearing, sex scene.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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