My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Movie Stats & Links
||Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Rainn Wilson, Eddie
20th Century Fox
||It's really adult humor, in a
||Better a DVD rental for you both
to snuggle on the couch and dream of superpowers.
||It has sex, and some slinky
outfits, and Hannah is a little cold in her apartment, but
it's all PG-13.
||A dudette with superpowers is not
one to piss off.
||I laughed a lot at times...
||Especially at Matt, as Jenny was
rockin' his world.
||Something like... Jenny:
"Don't worry, I'll get you a new one." Matt: "My bed
or my penis."
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
A Movie Review
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
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
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!!