CORPORATE LINE: Breaking up is hard to do, but sometimes it can be downright dangerous. In the Ivan Reitman comedy MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND, written by Don Payne, Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) thinks he’s finally found the perfect girlfriend, the beautiful Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman) — who just happens to be the superhero, G-Girl. When Jenny/G-Girl becomes overly possessive, Matt wants to call it quits… but how do you break up with a woman who can fly, lift, cars, and burn holes through steel with her thermal vision? A scorned woman, Jenny/G-Girl unleashes the full fury of her super-powered wrath as she tries to bust up Matt’s new romance with his co-worker Hannah Lewis (Anna Faris).
Matt broke Jenny’s heart. Now, she’s about to break his everything.
THE REVIEW: This is a brilliant idea for a movie. Everyone wonders while watching movies like Superman what happens when the superhero isn’t saving lives. The funny thing about this story is how angry and crazy G-Girl gets after being dumped by her mortal boyfriend. To see her go insane and use her powers to abuse her boyfriend is a lot of fun. There is nothing funnier than to see a superhero go fatal attraction.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend hits more than it misses. The cast is good—too bad most of them get very little to do. Wilson still plays the dry, humorless hapless boyfriend —thankfully that is exactly what this role needed. Ivan Reitman does a good job of never letting the movie slowdown and playing big gags for everything they are worth.
FRANKLY: Uma Thurman shines as G-Girl. It’s great to see her play a superhero that is completely mental and can go from sweet and nerdy to homicidal and crazy at the drop of a pin. My Super Ex-Girlfriend isn’t brilliant. It’s not great. It is a great way to waste an hour and a half on a hot summer’s day.
+ Charlie Craine