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My Super Ex-Girlfriend
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Starring: Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Rainn Wilson, Eddie Izzard
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: 20th Century Fox
Web Site: www.mysuperex.com
Kiddie Movie: It's really adult humor, in a childish way.
Date Movie: Better a DVD rental for you both to snuggle on the couch and dream of superpowers.
Gratuitous Sex: It has sex, and some slinky outfits, and Hannah is a little cold in her apartment, but it's all PG-13.
Gratuitous Violence: A dudette with superpowers is not one to piss off.
Action: Ehh.
Laughs: I laughed a lot at times...
Memorable Scene: Especially at Matt, as Jenny was rockin' his world.
Memorable Quote: Something like...  Jenny: "Don't worry, I'll get you a new one."  Matt: "My bed or my penis."
Directed By: Ivan Reitman
Produced By: Gavin Polone, Arnon Milchan

My Super
Ex-Girlfriend

A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:35 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
For a movie that has two dudettes I want to stalk, namely Uma Thurman and Anna Faris; a dude I find pretty funny, Owen Wilson, because he is like the laid-back dude who many times reminds me of George McFly in "Back to the Future," as he busts open the car door where Lorraine is getting taken advantage of by Biff, pseudo-yelling at Biff "Take your damn hands off her," only to find out it is actually Biff, but then he saves the day anyway; and a story that had so much potential because who doesnít like a movie about a dudette scorned, especially when she has super-powers, too many slight disappointments keep me from really recommending "My Super Ex-Girlfriend." Or at least to spend the bucks to see in the theater.

Hereís the storyÖ

Uma Thurman is G-Girl when super, and Jenny when just a girl. Luke Wilson is Matt, working for an architecture firm. Anna Faris is Hannah, who works with Matt. Rainn Wilson is Vaughn, Mattís best friend, who is a sex-fiend. And lastly for our main cast of characters we get Eddie Izzard playing Professor Bedlam, G-Girlís nemesis.

So, letís see? Matt and Vaughn are on the subway when Vaughn convinces Matt to ask the "librarian-looking" girl, Jenny, on a date. Jenny says no, gets her purse stolen, but Matt goes in pursuit of the thief. Jenny is now smittení, agrees to a date, and Matt and Jenny have wild, crazy sex. G-Girl also finds herself trying to save the world, and actually tells Matt of her super-powerness. Matt finds this cool, but Jenny tells him he canít tell a soul or sheíll shove a chainsaw up his ass. Bummer for Matt on his bragging rights.

Anyway, Matt soon finds out Jenny is needy, jealous, and controlling, as Vaughn says, "The trifecta," and that some weird dude, Bedlam, wants the secret of G-Girl. Matt is also finding himself attracted to Hannah, who conveniently finds herself breaking up with her own boyfriend. So Vaughn tells Matt how to break it off with Jenny, Jenny doesnít take it too well, and things fall right into Bedlamís plan to rid G-Girl of her superpowers, especially when Matt and Hannah realize they belong together.

Does this really sound funny to you? Nope, me neither, but in parts it was actually very funny, just not "pay ten bucks a ticket, buy some popcorn and a couple of sodas" funny for you and your dudette, or you and your dude, to go and see.

The thing is that I did enjoy "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," even though the movie really seemed to lose part of the fun of the original plot. Maybe Iím blinded by my undying love for both Uma Thurman and Anna Faris, but I did find myself laughing a lot. The problem I had is that the movie, and I canít believe Iím saying this, found itself almost stuck on the sex aspect of a relationship, and it didnít work. It was kind of like Matt was Jennyís first, so when he broke up with her she couldnít let him go, Professor Bedlam never had his first, so he was taking it out on G-Girl, and Vaughn just thought he had a chance with every girl, professing it to all of them, even though he kept hitting on girls totally out of his league. I felt the film folks were going for the easy sex jokes instead of focusing on relationships, but maybe that would have also been too complicated.

I did find "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" funny, and might soon be found arrested for stalking both Anna Faris and Uma Thurman at the same time, but I canít recommend this movie for the theater. For you folks, as a couple though, I think it would make a really decent DVD rental when it makes its way to the small-screen, especially if you can still see the funny in adult humor that is pretty much childish. 3 stars out of 5 for "My Super Ex-Girlfriend." A matinee if you must, but probably better with you and your honey snuggling on your couch because, for the dudettes, you can wish you had superpowers like G-Girl when your man pisses you off, and for the dudes, you can wish your dudette had superpowers, but maybe only in the bedroom. But you know what, maybe your dudette already does! With that, donít piss her off.

Thatís it for this preview! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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