My Super Ex-Girlfriend
DVD Reviews | Jan 16th, 2007
Starring Luke Wilson, Uma Thurman, Rainn Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Anna Faris, Wanda Sykes
Written By: Don Payne
Directed By: Ivan Reitman
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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Matt Saunders could never find the right women, until now. Jenny (Thurman) came along at the right time and things just clicked. They had a good time together but Matt gets concerned when Jenny becomes controlling, jealous and a bit mental. After he breaks it off with Jenny, he soon realizes he might pay for his decision. Jenny is in fact G-girl with a superhero who has self esteem issues. Go figure. G-girl makes Matt’s life a living hell afterwards. A fun flick with a few laughs, but generally fell short.
Saunders (Luke Wilson) and his buddy Vaughn (Rainn Wilson) always talk about what girls they would want to spend their lives with, but each girl they meet has disappointed so far. Jenny comes along and she is the breath of fresh air Saunders has been looking for. She’s pretty, kind of nerdy yet sophisticated and he soon learns a secret that may keep him locked up with Jenny for awhile. Jenny is actually G-girl, the hottest super hero who can fly, manipulate items and blow wind and smoke out of her mouth a la Superman. I’d take G-girl instead. Despite all these things, G-girl is a horrible date. Always having to leave for emergencies elsewhere and getting extremely jealous when Saunders talks with his co-worker Hannah (Faris.) Eventually knowing G-girls secret, Matt can’t take the jealousy and leaves Jenny/G-girl for Hannah. He’s realized he’s been in love with Hannah for awhile and hasn’t said anything since she was in a relationship. Of course, Jenny doesn’t take breaking up easy. Eddie Izzard plays Jenny’s nemesis Professor Bedlam, and is out to stop G-girls powers and secretly has been in love with her since their teenage years.
The movie provided a few laughs but really fell short in quality and the script wasn’t that great. Uma Thurman is gorgeous as G-girl and plays the psychotic ex-girlfriend well. Luke Wilson turns in a typical performance and Rainn Wilson and Eddie Izzard were underused, who could’ve had more funny lines in the film. Extras were minimal with just deleted scenes and extended shark sequence. What topped off the movie in a not-so-good way was the song for “No Sleep 2nite” which just sounded awful at the end of the film. You can torture yourself with the video if you feel so inclined. Otherwise, enjoy what was an okay movie.
-Extended Shark Sequence
-Music Video: Molly McQueen “No Sleep 2nite”
-ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
-SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
-FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
-Standard 1.33:1 Color
Favorite Scenes: First Date, Matt and Jenny do it
Running Time: 96 minutes