My Super Ex-GirlfriendJuly 21, 2006
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
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.
Margaret Anne Florence
TV News Reporter
(as Tara L. Thompson)
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
Opening Weekend: $8,603,460
(23 July 2006)
(4 April 2007)
Did You Know?
In real life, the website that Dr. Bedlam mentions (professorbedlam.com) links directly to the official Fox movies website.
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]
What's going on there?
Some big fire on 73rd and Broadway. Everything's burning.
Is anyone hurt?
I don't know, probably. It's blocking my way to the gym.
All my thoughts are with you in this time of crisis.
Look, It's G-Girl!
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 ..