My Super Ex-Girlfriend

July 21st, 2006


My Super Ex-Girlfriend

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When a regular guy dumps a superhero of her neediness, she uses her powers to make his life a living hell.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 5.3/10 (33,617 voted)

Critic's Score: 50/100

Director: Ivan Reitman

Stars: Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris

In New York, when the shy and lonely project manager of a design firm Matt Saunders meets Jenny Johnson in the subway, he invites her to date and have dinner with him. Jenny immediately falls in love for him, they have sex and she discloses her true identity to him, telling that she is the powerful superhero G-Girl. After meeting his co-worker and friend Hannah Lewis, the needy Jenny becomes jealous, controlling and manipulative, and Matt follows the advice of his best friend Vaughn Haige and dumps her, breaking her heart. Jenny turns Matt's life into hell, while he has a romance with Hannah. However, the archenemy of G-Girl and former high school sweetheart of Jenny, Professor Bedlam, proposes Matt to lure Jenny to strip her superpowers.

Uma Thurman - Jenny Johnson / G-Girl
Luke Wilson - Matt Saunders
Anna Faris - Hannah Lewis
Rainn Wilson - Vaughn Haige
Eddie Izzard - Professor Bedlam / Barry
Stelio Savante - Leo
Mike Iorio - Lenny
Mark Consuelos - Steve Velard
Wanda Sykes - Carla Dunkirk
Margaret Anne Florence - Shapely Bartender
Catherine Reitman - TV News Reporter
Tara Thompson - Young Jenny (as Tara L. Thompson)
Kevin Townley - Young Barry
Eva Veronika - Elderly Lady
Lawrence Feeney - Scary Dude

Taglines: He wanted a break... Now she wants to break him

Release Date: 21 July 2006

Filming Locations: Astoria, Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $8,603,460 (USA) (23 July 2006) (2702 Screens)

Gross: $60,896,147 (Worldwide) (4 April 2007)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In real life, the website that Dr. Bedlam mentions ( links directly to the official Fox movies website.

Revealing mistakes: After G-Girl's tornado tears off Matt's clothes in the boardroom meeting, the rear shots of him are visibly more muscular - obviously a body double.

[over the phone]
Matt Saunders: What's going on there?
Vaughn Haige: Some big fire on 73rd and Broadway. Everything's burning.
Matt Saunders: Is anyone hurt?
Vaughn Haige: I don't know, probably. It's blocking my way to the gym.
Matt Saunders: All my thoughts are with you in this time of crisis.

User Review

Look, It's G-Girl!

Rating: 7/10

This movie answers the question, how does a relationship survive when your girlfriend is codependent, clinging, needy, jealous .. and has powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal women?

Without spoiling the movie, I can safely assure you it does not, but there's great fun to be had along the way. Uma Thurman is perfect as the mercurial super-heroine, an uber-babe, mysteriously named G-Girl, who unlike most in her sisterhood, is not *always* dedicated to truth, justice, and the American Way.

Thurman is also believable as the thoroughly daft, yet somehow still fetching, curator Jenny. When she is dumped for a less endowed but more emotionally secure and well adjusted rival, G-Girl goes ballistic, and what follows is not pretty. It's funny, but it's not pretty ..

It's a delightful premise, hell hath no fury like a super-heroine scorned, and those involved don't altogether carry it off, but it has its moments, and I think I'll get the DVD.

I liked this movie ..


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