Dating a superhero is a fantastic gig with outstanding perks: you never have to pay to fly again, you have a bodyguard on standby 24 hours a day, and the sex (at least as depicted in this film) is outstanding. When things are good, they’re great! Unfortunately, when things start to go bad, they can really go bad in a big way.
Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) is an average, everyday guy who ends up meeting and dating Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman). But what Saunders doesn’t know is, Johnson is in reality G-Girl, a superhero who spends her nights flying around town fighting crime and saving people in general. When their relationship becomes too much for Saunders to handle he tries to let Johnson down easily, but unfortunately for him, G-Girl doesn’t take too kindly to being dumped. Things become more complicated for Saunders when he ends up in the middle of a plot to destroy G-Girl, launched by Professor Bedlam (Eddie Izzard).
My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a bigger-than-life comical representation of what every dumped person (both male and female) has felt at one time or another. Using her superhero powers, G-Girl is able to get the revenge many scorned women have dreamed about having. Many men will also be sympathetic to Saunders in his dealings with an obviously unstable ex.
Vaughn Haige (Rainn Wilson, of The Office) and Hannah Lewis (Anna Faris, of Scary Movie) along with office manager Carla Dunkirk (Wanda Sykes) round out the office staff (Sykes role is only slightly longer than a cameo; she’s definitely under-utilized here). Eddie Izzard does a great job as Professor Bedlam; those familiar with his stand up delivery style of comedy will enjoy seeing it here as well.
For as little press as this movie got, I found My Super Ex-Girlfriend to be acceptable movie fluff. It’s a silly and light-hearted action-comedy that I think may have been marketed incorrectly as a romantic-comedy. If nothing else, after watching the film that psycho ex-girlfriend from your past won’t seem so bad.
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