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My Super Ex-Girlfriend

My Super Ex-Girlfriend
Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Wanda Sykes, Anna Faris and Eddie Izzard

Rated: PG-13  for sexual content, crude humor, language and brief nudity
Reviewed by: Tony  
Release date: July 21, 2007 Released by: Twentieth Century Fox

One would expect the writer and producer of "The Simpsons" and director of Ghost Busters to deliver a very, very funny movie. My Super Ex-Girlfriend is an exception to that rule.

What we have here is a great cast, one that can be promoted the heck out of and a script that would never even make it as a TV pilot.

Please don't get me wrong, Uma Thurman is "Hot," Luke Wilson is the ever cute though slightly naive leading boy, Wanda Sykes is the boss from hell, Anna Faris the office romancer and Eddie Izzard the super villain.

The problem here is none of the characters are given character. There is no screen time to evolve and no scripts to carry them. Yes, there are a few laughs but the plot is so predictable that we think we have seen this film before.

To capsulate, imagine Supergirl meets Fatal Attraction. Thurman plays a very distressed superhero capable of throwing missiles and ex-boyfriends' cars. Wilson is the not so lucky at love boyfriend that discovers too late that his new love is at best needy and controlling. To say much more would ruin the film, but all is well that ends well. That's the best I can say.

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