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My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) August 1, 2006

Posted by Jinx in Action, Comedy, Movies, Romance.

She broke my bed!

Dir. Ivan Reitman

Starring Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard

This movie puts a spin on several movie-clichés. For example, instead of the poor girl who constantly hooks up with abusive boyfriends, we get Luke Wilson, who keeps ending up with psycho girlfriends. Some people are just trouble-magnets. This time when he breaks it off things get a little uglier than usual though, her being a superheroine and all.

My Super Ex-Girlfriend is first and foremost a comedy, and it is hilarious at times. Luke Wilson does his regular schtick, Uma is excellently over the top, the revenge of the superheroine is brutally funny, but that’s pretty much all of the laughs. Luke’s side-kick Rainn Wilson is never funny. His dick-for-brains character is badly written, staged, and acted. Had it been Will Ferrell doing his routine improv gags it would probably work, it’s a clear Ferrell gig, but the result of a lacking stand-in is just annoying. Faris and Izzard are just boards for Wilson and Thurman to bounce off of, not really bad, but not very visible.

As an experiment in cross-breeding genres it’s an OK movie, but I would have liked to see more originality. When you’re repeating jokes within the movie itself, it’s never good. It may be worth your while if you’re already a fan of the Wilson-genome, if you dug the Steely Dan song this was based on, or if you like superheroes in general, since you get just that and not much more.

Keywords: Superheroes, Nuts, Psycho

This is His review, you can read Her review here.



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