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zcbz| My Super Ex-Girlfriend
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2006
Comments:
Director: Ivan Reitman
Screenplay: Don Payne
Producer: Arnon Milchan, Bill Carraro, Gavin Polone
Cast: Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Rainn Wilson, Eddie Izzard
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 95
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: AC-3
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Features:
Studio:  20th Century Fox DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Dec 2006 Discs:  1 (DVD) []
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Reviews:  You know I love superhero films. Capt. America and Superman are at the top of my list. But what about a romantic superhero film, romance and action and not interspersed with guy/girl lovey-time, but a full on romance.

I bought this film knowing that here was a super girl in love with a plain-jane guy. I was good, thus the 4-star rating I gave it. However, it has something that I want to warn you about — sex.

Everyone knows that a good relationship has sex. I have no problem with that. Come on now, we are talking about Hollywood! But when 4 or 5 times the girl and guy get in bed and fly through the air, they are coupling…and boy they are coupling! Sure, you don’t “see it,” but when the girl is on top of the guy, she wrighs to and fro. Again, a husband and a wife, or those who are aiming at marriage (tho they should stop and let the honeymoon take care of that). I know, what would it be like to have sex with a super? I know some of you at least think that. But in film which is rated PG-13, do we need to see that?

Otherwise the film is good. Ivan Reitman (he directed the first two “Ghostbuster” films) did a good job outside of that.

— kevin



Girl power (or if you prefer, woman power) gets a goofy boost in "My Super Ex-Girlfriend", a breezy rom-com that's as fun as it is forgettable. As devised by former "Simpsons" writer Don Payne and directed by comedy veteran Ivan ("Ghostbusters") Reitman, the premise is certainly promising, and much of that promise is gamely fulfilled. When a New York building designer named Matt (Luke Wilson) discovers that his new girlfriend Jenny (Uma Thurman) is actually a crime-fighting, disaster-solving superhero named G-Girl who's also needy, neurotic, and unpredictably volatile, he realizes he's got to dump her as politely as possible or face the potentially deadly consequences. Since he's really in love with a cute colleague (Anna Faris), and since the arch-villain Professor Bedlam (Eddie Izzard) has been in love with G-Girl since they were outcast pals in high school, you can easily figure out where the comedy is going. But getting there is surprisingly enjoyable, given the rather flat execution of a pretty good idea. The shark-tossing scene is a highlight, and other memorable scenes compensate for Reitman's embrace of a bitchy female stereotype that's either insulting or truthful, depending on your own romantic experience as the dumper or dumpee. Rainn Wilson (from the American version of TV's "The Office") performs the obligatory sidekick duties, and comedian Wanda Sykes is just plain annoying in a shrill and unnecessary role. Silly? You bet. Go in expecting that, and you won't be disappointed. "--Jeff Shannon"


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