Thursday, August 16, 2007

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Written by: Don Payne
Starring: Luke Wilson, Uma Thurman, Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard, Rainn Wilson, Wanda Sykes, Margaret Anne Florence

I thought this movie looked kind of interesting - it's about a guy who meets a girl (surprise!) who turns out to be the local superhero. She also turns out to be neurotic, jealous, and totally nutso so, despite the fact that she's a great fuck, he dumps her for his slightly more normal co-worker. Then (because she's jealous, possessive and totally nutso) she goes on a rampage and tries to kill the shit out of him.

And then I guess he teams up with her arch nemesis/ex-boyfriend or something. I don't know. I was trying to pick the last little bits of meat out of a peach pit so I wasn't paying too much attention.

The movie presents women as controlling, vengeful psycho bitches (which, to be fair, we are, but we don't exactly need a movie to point that out). The only possible reason buddy would stay with psycho chickie for as long as he did was, like I said, she was great in bed. And the only reason that he would go for normal chickie was because she was great in bed without being crazy.

The movie was way too juvenile to be taken seriously, but way too sex-obsessed to be a kids movie. It would have made a half decent kid's movie, if only it had been given the chance.

I like Uma Thurman (even though she looks like a man), but she needs to get better parts. I mean, come on. This was a horrible thing to cast her in. And I like Luke Wilson (I like his brother better, but it wasn't always that way), but again, why the fuck was he in this movie? I'm not all that crazy about Anna Faris. She's bad and she has that Scary Movie thing going on.

Nor am I particularly partial to Rainn Wilson. He's in way too much stuff. I liked him okay when he was on Six Feet Under, playing the dorky homeschooled guy (I was homeschooled so I found that pretty amusing. Did I mention that already? I can't remember), but in this he plays the sex obsessed buddy who, though he is a total asshole, everybody seems to listen to. I mean, why would you take this guy's advice? He's obviously a jerk, and a failure.

Anyway, this movie wasn't funny, it just pissed me off.


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