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My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)



Critic Consensus: My Super Ex=Girlfriend is an only sporadically amusing spoof on the superhero genre that misses the mark with a nerd-turned-superwoman who embodies sexist clichés.

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A regular guy finds out just how hard breaking up can truly be when attempting to call it quits with a clingy female crime fighter who doesn't want to let love die in director Ivan Reitman's super-powered romantic comedy. Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) was looking for love when he first met pretty brunette Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman), and at the time it seemed as if he may had finally actually found it. Jenny isn't just your typical girl, though, because despite her outwardly normal appearance she is actually a powerful superhero dedicated to ridding the streets of crime. Her outward strength betrays a deep-rooted insecurity, too, and when Jenny begins to become a bit too possessive for Matt's laid-back taste, the troubled boyfriend does his best to end the relationship amicably. They say that breaking up isn't easy to do, however, and when your girlfriend is a superhero, that sentiment holds twice the truth as it does under any normal circumstances. Matt is determined to get on with his life, though, and as his budding romance with beautiful co-worker Hannah (Anna Faris) begins to get serious, jealous Jenny scornfully slips into G-Girl mode to prove that hell hath no fury like a woman superhero scorned.

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Uma Thurman
as Jenny Johnson/G-Girl
Luke Wilson
as Matt Saunders
Anna Faris
as Hannah Lewis
Eddie Izzard
as Professor Bedlam/Barry
Rainn Wilson
as Vaughn Haige
Wanda Sykes
as Carla Dunkirk
Margaret Anne Florence
as Shapely Bartender
Eva Veronika
as Elderly Lady
Lawrence Feeney
as Scary Dude
Lou Bonacki
as Parking Lot Manager
Jeff Norris
as NYPD Officer at Garage
Greg Northrop
as NYPD Officer at Station
Gregory Northrop
as NYPD Officer at Station
Catherine Reitman
as TV News Reporter
Fallon Brooking
as Young Girl
Ron Moreno
as Thief No. 2
Peter Patrikios
as Thief No. 3
Tara L. Thompson
as Young Jenny
as Thief No. 4
Tara Thompson
as Young Jenny
Lilian Lynn
as Pedestrian at Robbery
Kevin Townley
as Young Barry
Lillian Lynn
as Pedestrian at Robbery
Traver Rains
as Traver Rains
Richie Rich
as Himself
Clem Cheung
as Asian Businessman
Abraham Sparrow
as Businessman
Angel Sing
as Asian Businessman
Ben Wang
as Asian Businessman
Clint Chin
as Asian Businessman
Ilona Alexandra
as Aerobics Girl
Marcus Collins
as Step Class Jock
Tara DiGiore
as Cheerleader
Desiree Dymond
as Heatherette Model
Edwin Freeman
as NYPD Officer at Station
Tiffany Haupt
as Cheerleader
Andrew Ginsburg
as Step Aerobics Guy
Ryan Maloney
as Man on Street
Jennifer Merrill
as Art Gallery Assistant
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Critic Reviews for My Super Ex-Girlfriend

All Critics (131) | Top Critics (43)

The idea is eminently infantile.

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Ultimately, the star-power smoke screen withers, and you're left with a silly film, a couple of decent jokes, and an entirely too-predictable plot.

August 5, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

For Ivan Reitman, Ghostbusters continues to cast one hell of a shadow. Shame - if he'd managed to resist the lure of big, shiny FX, this could have worked as a very black comedy...

August 4, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

At one point, jealous Thurman tosses a live shark into Matt and Hannah's love nest. Unwittingly plunged into this farrago, the shark earns my sympathy.

August 3, 2006 | Full Review…

With such an amiable cast and lots of crisp dialogue, you can forgive the chinks in the armour.

August 1, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

...A movie that would rather tweak male paranoia than liberate a nerdette terrified of her powers.

July 28, 2006 | Rating: C-

Audience Reviews for My Super Ex-Girlfriend


A wee bit of fun, a guilty pleasure, reversing the traditional superhero dynamic: what if a woman had the superpowers? In this film, played for yuck-yuck-yuck-yuck-yucks, naturally she' d have to be, er, you know, a little, er, difficult, yah? So what if its a one joke premise? The ensemble has some fun with it, with Luke Wilson as Lois Lane, Rainn Wilson as Jimmy Olsen, and Eddie Izzard as Lex Luthor. And of course, me always liking some Uma Thurman and Anna Faris. Its better than it sounds.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Welll this certanly stinks. It's just not okay. Nothing bad agains Luke or Uma. They're both allright. But who can perform under these conditions?

Martin Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

Inexplicably, I love this movie.

Jason Robinson
Jason Robinson

Super Reviewer

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