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

Posted by Jinx in Action, Comedy, Movies, Romance.
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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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My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) August 1, 2006

Posted by Eury in Action, Comedy, Movies, Romance.
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With a girlfriend like this, you'll need solid furniture

Dir. Ivan Reitman

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

We all know someone who’s gone out with a girl that is a little on the crazy side; very needy and controlling and very, very jealous. When they break up they make your life a living hell. Now imagine if this person was not only nuts but also had super powers! What would it be like? It’s totally whacky and scary, but über-fun when it’s not happening to you!

Under the quiet exterior of Jenny Johnson, hides G-Girl (Uma Thurman) who is always saving everyone else’s butt and has nobody to take care of her. When Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) tries to flirt with her in the subway train, she brushes him off but when he runs after a thief that has absconded with her purse, she relents and goes out on a date with him.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead

Let’s face it… the sex is wild and she’s really hot… but he can already see trouble on the horizon as she turns insanely jealous of Hanna Lewis (Anna Faris) who works with Matt. She’s right, of course, Matt does have a thing for Hanna, but doesn’t believe he’s good enough for her. After G-Girl has a fit, he decides to break up with her and to pursue Hannah instead. Probably not his best idea.

What ensues is hilarious, good fun and action. Let’s just say a few things get smashed up when someone, who is already bonkers, flips out. Throw in a not so-evil super-villain (Eddie Izzard) who is a little on the kooky side himself and you have end up with a crazy evening where the super-capers are super-droll. The ending is a little predictable but it’s enjoyable all the same and I found it to be a romp of a good time.

Keywords: Superheroes, Nuts, Psycho

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

Keywords July 26, 2006

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