My Super Ex-girlfriend: What Was the Critical Response to This Movie?
Ivan Reitman directed the 2006 American superhero romantic comedy My Super Ex-Girlfriend, which starred Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard, Rainn Wilson, and Wanda Sykes. Critics gave the movie a variety of ratings.
Production: My Super Ex-girlfriend
As a comic book aficionado, writer Don Payne said that the idea of a romantic comedy with a superhero twist was “a appropriate debut feature” when he came up with the concept for his first movie while working on The Simpsons television series. The spec script (then titled Super Ex) caught the interest of Regency Enterprises and director Ivan Reitman, and the movie was given a quick start on production. Port Chester High School in Westchester, New York, was used for the high school scenes, which were filmed over the course of four weeks in New York City.
Plot: My Super Ex-girlfriend
Matthew Saunders becomes Jenny Johnson’s “hero” and begins dating her after stopping a handbag thief who steals her purse on the metro. After a few dates, Jenny starts acting more irrationally and aggressively, becoming more demanding, and eventually hurting Matt and ruining his bed during their first sex.
Soon after, Jenny tells him she is the sexy blonde superheroine G-Girl, who gained her superhuman strength, speed, senses, invulnerability, super breath, and heat vision after being exposed to radiation as a teenager from a meteorite that had crashed. After demonstrating her abilities, she becomes more domineering, and Matt is left feeling helpless.
Matt’s attractive co-worker Hannah Lewis flirts with him even though she is out with a charming but shallow underwear model. As their friendship grows, Matt decides to call it quits with Jenny after growing increasingly irritated by her growing jealously. Jenny is furious and swears to make Matt regret it. She uses her skills to humiliate him in front of others, launching his car into space and eventually stripping him during a crucial meeting, which led to his losing his career as an architect.
In order to lure her to another meteorite that would take away her powers and leave her a normal woman, he learned to become a supervillain. To the condition that Bedlam gives up becoming a supervillain, Matt offers to assist him in defeating her. After being subjected to the same abilities as G-Girl, Hannah resurfaces and protects Matt from a meteorite blast. When Professor Bedlam shows up, he wants to use the abilities for himself. Hannah steps in just as Jenny grabs the meteorite, causing it to erupt with a powerful blast. By telling Jenny that Bedlam loves her and convincing her that he is her genuine love, Matt puts an end to the altercation at a fashion show.
Box office: My Super Ex-girlfriend
On July 21, 2006, 2,702 cinemas in the United States and Canada hosted the world premiere of My Super Ex-Girlfriend. The movie earned $8,603,460 in its first weekend of release and came in at No. 7 in both the American and Canadian box offices. The movie went on to earn $22,530,295 in the US and Canada, $38,454,511 in other countries, and $60,984,606 globally.
Critical Response: My Super Ex-girlfriend
Based on 131 reviews with an average score of 5.1/10, My Super Ex-Girlfriend has a 40% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The consensus on the website reads, “My Super Ex-Girlfriend is an only sporadic amusing spoof on the superhero genre that misses the mark with a nerd-turned-superwoman who embodies sexist clichés. On Metacritic, the movie has a score of 50 out of 100 based on 28 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews,” and audiences polled by CinemaScope gave it a grade of “C+”
Robert Koehler of Variety magazine praised Thurman’s performance: “Uma Thurman, a female superhero with emotional problems and dating issues, doesn’t so much fight the forces of evil as battle the wit-starved movie’s torpor — indeed, her perf suggests what the entire film might have been.” Peter Travers of Rolling Stone said: “If the script for this comic spin on Fatal Attraction were only a tenth as hot as Uma Thurman, director
In his assessment of the movie, psychologist Stephen N. Gold hypothesised that Jenny/G-Girl suffers from borderline personality disorder.
Home Media: My Super Ex-girlfriend
The movie was released on DVD on December 19, 2006, featuring English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround audio and anamorphic widescreen and Fullscreen formats. Deleted sequences, behind-the-scenes footage, and a Molly McQueen “No Sleep 2 Nite” music video were among the special features. On May 28, 2013, the movie was made available on Blu-ray without any bonus materials.
The romantic comedy about superheroes My Super Ex-Girlfriend was directed by Ivan Reitman in 2006. Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard, Rainn Wilson, and Wanda Sykes all acted in the movie. The movie received a range of ratings from critics. While working on The Simpsons, writer Don Payne had the idea for My Super Ex-Girlfriend. The high school sequences were filmed at Port Chester High School in Westchester, New York. A total of $60,984,606 was made by the film worldwide, including $22,530,295 in the US and Canada, $38,454,511 in other nations, and $60,984,606.