Sunday, August 20, 2006
My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Being dumped is bad enough. But dumping someone itself is never easy, especially when that someone can whoop your ass. Well. If you think a psycho chick scorned is bad, wait 'till you see a psycho chick scorned who also has super-strength! But the thing is, what if the gender role is being reversed?

Matt (Luke Wilson) meets Jenny (Uma Thurman) in the subway. His friend, Vaughn (Rainn Wilson) encourages him to ask her on a date. They are dating afterwards, but he finds her as nervous and neurotic. After few dates, Jenny admits to Matt that she's actually 'G-Girl', a superheroine. Meanwhile at his workplace, Matt is very close with his co-worker, Hannah (Anna Farris). Because he cannot handle overly jealous Jenny, he breaks up with her. Totally angry, she is determine to make his life a living hell. Unbeknownst to both of them, a supervillain named Professor Bedlam (Eddie Izzard) is trying to defeat 'G-Girl'. Directed by Ivan Reitman.

Has anyone ever thought that if this movie was called "My Super Ex-BOYfriend" it would be dubbed a suspense thriller? Talk about reverse sexism. Oh, well. I mean, if the role was reversed, and the crazy ex was suppose to be a man, would the movie be a comedy? Hell, no. It would be called "Sleeping With The Enemy". A couple broke up, the ex is angry and abuse the other one. What kind of message we are trying to get in this movie? That abusive relationship if funny? And not to mention I remember another movie about ex-girlfriend who turns nasty; bunny boiler from "Fatal Attraction" people? The chick is usually craaaaazzaaayyy... But never mind those, because we're talking about a comedy movie here... well, supposedly. Directed by Ivan Reitman who I have long respect from those comedies he made, but this movie failed to intrigued me and even got me a genuine laughter, only few chuckles here and there.

Another movie I remember is actually "Superman" and "Superman Returns" whereareas the hero is noble and sometimes cannot express his feelings towards the person they love. This movie is just exactly the opposite. The heroine is bossy, neurotic, and total control beeeyotch. She desperately needs attention, and when she doesn't get it, she's throwing a tantrum. Meanwhile the loser guy, who is actually a dick, turns out to be someone that we suppose to support. I don't get it. Of course, again, when the gender role was reversed, we will see that the girl is the victim and the guy is the evil one. But of course, not happening. I am surprised to see Anna Farris who is famous from the "Scary Movie" francise, is so different from the goofball movies. She plays a very serious and a bit likeable character, and not the usual airhead. Overall, this movie is fun if you don't want to think of anything. But not funny enough to hold my attention.

Ratings: 4/10


Posted at 02:54 pm by hanitje

HoneyBee
August 23, 2006   12:50 AM PDT
 
yes, you're right. my bad, i mixed them up. heeee...
Enoch
August 22, 2006   08:19 PM PDT
 
hey bout d leading actor, didnt he supose to b luke wilson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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