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"MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND"
(2006) (Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson) (PG-13)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Moderate Minor Heavy Mild Heavy
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Mild None Moderate None Moderate
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Extreme Minor None Moderate Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: An average guy must deal with his new girlfriend being a secret superhero as well as her vindictive streak after he breaks up with her.
PLOT:
Matt Saunders (LUKE WILSON) is an ordinary New York City architect who's still looking for love months after breaking up with his last girlfriend. Despite obviously being attracted to his coworker and friend Hannah Lewis (ANNA FARIS) who's dating an underwear model, Matt can't seem to find love anywhere. That's a point that pains his friend Vaughn Haige (RAINN WILSON) who's always dispensing his brand of advice about matters of the heart and bed. Things seem to change when Matt meets Jenny Johnson (UMA THURMAN), a somewhat meek art gallery worker whose handbag he rescues from a thief.

Of course, little does he realize that she's really G-Girl, a superhero who flies and zips around the city everyday, battling crime, and saving the city's denizens. Despite that secret, the two quickly become lovers, but it's not long before Jenny shows her jealous streak, especially in regards to Hannah. Matt eventually has enough of this and tries to break up with Jenny, but that only leads to suffering the wrath of G-Girl.

With no other alternative, he ends up working with the superhero's arch nemesis, Professor Bedlam (EDDIE IZZARD), who wants to neutralize her powers for both professional and personal reasons. From that point on and as he and Hannah become an item, Matt tries to figure out how to handle his super ex-girlfriend and her jealous rage.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Those who are fans of someone in the cast might be, which could also hold true for those looking for a date movie.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For sexual content, crude humor, language and brief nudity.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • UMA THURMAN plays both a superhero and her mild-mannered alter ego who works in an art gallery. She quickly falls for Matt and has sex with him, but becomes jealous of his friendship with Hannah and then vindictive when Matt breaks up with her due to her increasingly neurotic behavior. She drinks some and uses some salty language.
  • LUKE WILSON plays an architect who's looking for love and thinks he's found it in Jenny with whom he has sex. He even continues to think so when she reveals her secret identity, but he becomes tired of her jealousy and breaks up with her. He also has sex with Hannah, drinks, and uses some profanity.
  • ANNA FARIS plays his coworker and friend with whom he eventually has sex after she breaks up with her boyfriend.
  • RAINN WILSON plays Matt's lascivious friend who's always dispensing "love 'em and leave 'em" sexual advice to him. He drinks, and eventually has sex with a woman.
  • EDDIE IZZARD plays G-Girl's arch nemesis who wants to neutralize her powers, but still has a thing for her stemming from their former friendship back in high school. He uses some profanity.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    Here's a brief summary of the content found in this comedy that's been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of at least 7 "s" words, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Various instances of sexually related dialogue are present, as are several comedy-based sexual encounters (no nudity, but exaggerated movement and related sounds, etc.). Other sexually related material occurs (including other sexual encounters off camera), as does the nonsexual sight of a man's full rear nudity (played for unexpected laughs).

    Action and comedy-based violence includes some superheroes battling, characters striking or attempting to hurt others (including a thief repeatedly shooting a superhero who isn't harmed). Property damage occurs, and it's possible a few of those scenes (including one featuring a huge, live shark in a living room after a person) could be suspenseful to some viewers.

    Some of that material may be enticing for some kids to imitate, while various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes, one smokes once and various people drink in a number of scenes.

    If you're still concerned about the film and its appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home who may be interested in seeing it, we suggest that you take a closer look at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

    For those susceptible to vertigo, G-Girl takes Matt flying high above the city and there are several look down views showing their feet dangling far above the streets.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Jenny has wine with dinner, while Matt has a beer in front of him in a restaurant where others drink.
  • We see shot glasses being filled in a bar.
  • Jenny and Matt have wine.
  • Miscellaneous people have wine in a restaurant.
  • Matt has some wine.
  • Matt and Vaughn have beer in a bar where others drink.
  • Matt holds a bottle of wine for him and Jenny. They then have some and she then has more.
  • Left holding their girlfriends' bags, Matt asks Barry if he wants to get a drink.
  • In the closing credits, there are cartoon, cutout type characters in scenes that show some drinking in a bar.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • Jenny half jokingly gets Matt to promise not to reveal her identity or she'll "shove a chainsaw up your ass."
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Some thieves rob a jewelry store at gunpoint, throwing one person to the floor and breaking glass display cases. One then tries shooting others as well as G-Girl.
  • A thief snatches Jenny's bag and then races out of the subway station.
  • Some viewers might not like comments related to mental instability including "She sounds like a nutcase," "A little nuts" and "Totally deranged, off the rocker crazy."
  • Matt and Vaughn watch women exercising in an aerobics class, with Vaughn stating, "Neurotic women are hellcats in bed." He views most women as potential sexual conquests.
  • We see a flashback to Jenny and Barry as geeky students who are picked on by others (who say things like "Nerd alert").
  • Jenny/G-Girl becomes increasingly jealous regarding Matt and then becomes vindictive after he breaks up with her.
  • While somewhat distracted, Matt tells his female boss (who's black), "I hear you, home girl."
  • G-Girl disrupts Matt's meeting with clients (along with Hannah and their female boss) by zipping around the room at high speed, causing it to be windy, and then leaving Matt standing there nude in front of them. We see two full-rear views of him that way (but everyone else sees the frontal view).
  • Matt conspires with Bedlam to rob G-Girl of her superpowers (only so that she won't be able to harm him in a jealous rage), and thus lies to her that he wants to get back with her.
  • Jenny refers to Hannah as a "big fat whore."
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence" may also be unsettling or suspenseful or scary to younger viewers and/or those with low tolerance levels for such material, but most are played for comedy and/or action.
  • We see the top of a large building that's engulfed in flames, but G-Girl shows up, causes a vortex that pulls away the flames and thus saves the day.
  • We see Matt hanging upside down from the torch of the Statue of Liberty. He then falls from that and plummets toward the ground, with G-Girl flying in and catching him at the last moment.
  • After saving a girl from being hit by a car, Jenny is hit by a vehicle and thrown a long way through the air, landing on a vendor table (but is okay since she's a superhero).
  • For those susceptible to vertigo, G-Girl takes Matt flying high above the city and there are several look down views showing their feet dangling far above the streets.
  • G-Girl throws a huge shark through Hannah's apartment window. It then thrashes about inside there, causing property damage while trying to chomp down on Matt. It eventually falls back out through the window and we hear the sound of cars crashing from down below.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns//Machine guns: Used to rob a jewelry store, threaten Matt and attempt to kill G-Girl. See "Violence" for details.
  • G-Girl flies up and catches an errant missile, and then causes it to explode with her laser vision.
  • G-Girl blasts into a bar holding a chainsaw (intended for Matt's posterior), but that's all just a comedy-based nightmare.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "You look like sh*t," "Bullsh*t," "Oh sh*t," "She's good to go and you haven't gone in six months" (sexual), "Neurotic women are hellcats in bed," "Coitus maximus," "Pure carnal nirvana," "That's what I call structural integrity" (about a woman's body), "You have invaded the female nation and spread your democracy" (sexual), "You and that slut from your office," "Like a cheerleader from spank me university," "That man has a major case of the hornies," "I am a d*ck," "A big fat whore," "What the hell /are you doing (here)/is going on here/happened/did you do that for/were you doing?" "You better run, asshole," "(You) Idiot," "Losers," "Mr. bottom-watcher," "You lucky S.O.B." "Blurry, but still pretty hot," "She sounds like a nutcase," "It's kinda creepy," "I'm screwing with you," "Hold on just a G*ddamn..." "Jeez," "A little nuts," "Shove a chainsaw up your ass," "Pain in my butt," "Nerd alert," "Geeks," "Yada, yada, yada," "I'm feeling a little emasculated," "Jerk," "Weenie," "I'm dumping your ass," "Balls" (testicles), "You are so going to regret this," "Watch it, dumb ass," "Totally deranged, off the rocker crazy," "I hear you, home girl," "Bitch," "You suck" (seen written), "You are one sick bastard," "Oh damn," "Pissed off," "Sucks," "Dude," "Before I have to kick your ass back to Munchkin land," "Let go of my boyfriend you crazy bitch," "Girl-fight" and "You saved my ass."
  • The action and stunts might be enticing for some kids to imitate.
  • G-Girl uses her laser vision to etch the word "d*ck" on Matt's forehead (kids might use a writing utensil for the same effect).
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • A moderate amount of suspenseful, dramatic, and action-oriented music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 7 "s" words, 4 slang terms for sex ("screw" and "doing"), 3 slang terms using male genitals ("d*ck" - 1 written), 7 asses (1 used with "hole"), 7 hells, 2 damns, 1 crap, 1 S.O.B. (said like that), 12 uses of "Oh my God," 2 of "G-damn," 2 uses of "My God" and 1 use of "God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • When asked what sort of superpower he'd like to possess, Vaughn says the ability to satisfy himself orally. He then mentions that if he were Matt and not had a date in months, he would have "played" his way through half of SoHo by now (meaning had sex with half the women).
  • We see a photo of Hannah's boyfriend in an underwear ad (he's in briefs, accompanied by women in bras and panties).
  • Matt stares at Hannah's butt (in a tight skirt) as she's up on a small ladder (we see her butt in close-up). Their boss calls him on that for sexual harassment, but Hannah laughs that off. The boss then calls Matt "Mr. bottom-watcher."
  • When describing her work at the art gallery and commenting on her being good at that, Jenny apologizes, saying it sounded like she was talking about sex. She then says she is good at sex, apologizes for bragging, but then adds that she thinks she's good at sex. She then playfully tells Matt that's up for him to decide, "But not tonight."
  • Vaughn says the only question regarding Jenny is whether Matt is going to sleep with her.
  • When Matt asks how G-Girl looked in action, Vaughn says she was blurry "but still pretty hot."
  • As Vaughn tries to figure out why G-Girl is called that, he comes up with various reasons, including "G-Spot." He then says that Jenny is "good to go" and tells Matt that he (Matt) "hasn't gone in six months" (meant sexually).
  • As Matt is on all fours under her desk working on a problem, Hannah playfully kicks his clothed butt.
  • Jenny shows some cleavage.
  • Matt and Vaughn watch women exercising in an aerobics class, with Vaughn stating, "Neurotic women are hellcats in bed." He then comments on "coitus maximums" and "pure carnal nirvana."
  • Some modern art sculptures of human forms show bare breasts and butts, as well as an adult size figure being born out from a deer or similar animal.
  • As they kiss, Jenny tells Matt that he's doing it all wrong, saying it's his tongue that's just lying there like a dead fish, and that he needs to flick it around a bit. They then kiss more and the next thing we see is them returning to his place, with him carrying her inside with her legs wrapped around his waist. More passionate kissing and heavy breathing occurs, followed by some clothing removal, with her panicking when he uncovers her G-Girl costume. She then excuses herself to the bathroom where she changes in a zippy, sped-up fashion (we briefly see her in her bra --showing cleavage -- and panties). She then comes back out (he remarks about the sight of her -- "that's what I call structural integrity"), he's lying on the bed, she rips off most of his clothes with superhuman strength and the two then get under the covers, first with him on top and then her. She then asks, "Are you ready?" followed by "Here we go." They then have sex, with her doing some superhuman, but slow thrusts that push the bed inches and then feet back and forth across the floor, scraping the latter and bashing the wall (we see her in a head and shoulders shot, another of him beneath, and others of the bed moving, until she climaxes and rolls off). All of that's played for exaggerated comedy, including her apologizing and saying, "I'll buy you a new one." Exhausted, he then asks, "A bed or a penis?" The next day he walks along in a funny, pained fashion.
  • A bartender shows cleavage.
  • Learning that Matt had sex with Jenny, Vaughn says, "You have invaded the female nation and spread your democracy." When Matt says he's going to see her again, Vaughn says not to, saying you have sex with her once and then move on. When Matt equates the encounter to a roller coaster ride where you get off and then get back in line, Vaughn concedes and says a few more times are okay (and to throw his hands up and scream).
  • When Matt says he doesn't know who Bedlam is, the villain says he would if he used the Internet for anything but porn.
  • Referring to Jenny, Bedlam asks if Matt is seeing anyone, prompting Matt to reply, "Are you asking me out?"
  • Jenny starts to undress for Matt (to reveal her secret identity via her costume), with Matt half-jokingly asking, "It's not one of those 'Crying Games' things is it?"
  • Matt says he'll have to tell Vaughn about G-Girl, adding that it would beat the latter's story of having slept with a model.
  • Narrating a flashback, Jenny says it was time to get the whole virginity thing over with, and from a distance we see some fumbling about in the backseat of a parked car, with Barry getting out due to having a problem getting his pants off. A falling meteorite, however, interrupts them and nothing else happens.
  • After having been infused with super powers, we see Jenny's chest expand outward under her shirt, and then see that she's popular at school.
  • Matt whispers a sexual fantasy to Jenny in her ear (we don't hear it), she smiles and then appears in her G-Girl outfit. She playfully says he's been a very evil boy and needs to be brought to justice. She then takes him flying high above the city and then unzips his pants. He says he's not sure "if that's going to work up here," but she replies, "What if I do this?" (We don't see what she does, other than be in close contact to him, all while in the air). They then apparently have sex that way, with him joking that it puts a new twist on the "mile high club." There appeared to be a comment about "going down" as they zip down and fly through the city, presumably still having sex (although nothing is directly seen).
  • Hannah sucks on Matt's finger to remove a splinter, drawing the ire of Jenny who's just arrived to see that.
  • Hannah says that her boyfriend had an emergency thong shoot, with a joke then being said, "One bad wedgie can be fatal."
  • Being jealous of Hannah, Jenny comments to Matt about "you and that slut from your office." She then says, "You want to screw her, don't you?" He replies that he doesn't "want to screw her," but she then says that's because Hannah has a boyfriend and if she didn't, he'd want to.
  • Vaughn watches a woman exercise while he rolls around on his back on a large exercise ball, doing some rhythmic movement and making related sounds while doing so. He then says that watching her is like watching a cheerleader from "Spank Me University."
  • Vaughn gives Matt break-up advice and says he should do so with Jenny, but only after they've had sex.
  • Jealous about Hannah, Jenny accuses Matt of sleeping with her. He says he isn't, but she replies, "But you want to."
  • Learning that Jenny and G-Girl are one and the same, Vaughn replies to Matt, "Oh my God, you've been doing G-Girl."
  • Thinking Matt is still after Hannah, their boss states, "That man has a major case of the hornies."
  • G-Girl disrupts Matt's meeting with clients (along with Hannah and their female boss) by zipping around the room at high speed, causing it to be windy, and then leaving Matt standing there nude in front of them. We see two full-rear views of him that way (but everyone else sees the frontal view).
  • Hannah states that she learned her boyfriend was cheating on her. She says she caught him in bed with another woman, amending that to two and then maybe three, saying she didn't get a good look. She then starts listing the things the boyfriend did for her, including "He gave me multiple..." but Matt interrupts her before she continues.
  • Hannah passionately kisses Matt on the floor and then in bed where she's in small shorts and a top. After they have sex (which we don't see) and are in bed, Matt says it was great, adding, "And it didn't hurt at all." We do see, however, the shape of her nipples under her top.
  • Jenny refers to Hannah as a "big fat whore."
  • Vaughn tells Matt again, "You've been doing G-Girl."
  • Hannah (now with superpowers) asks Matt if he's ready, he says yes and she says, "Here we go." She then has sex on top of him in bed, resulting in it scraping back and forth across the floor and against the wall with each super thrust (we don't see the actual sexual contact). She then does that so vigorously that they blast through the wall and into the adjacent apartment (she's in her top and shorts while he's shirtless).
  • We see some miscellaneous cleavage.
  • In the closing credits, there are cartoon, cut-out type characters in a scene that shows Hannah and Matt fooling around, her in a camisole or something similar and him lying down in a knight's suit of armor, and Matt's female boss staring at a man's clothed and bent-over butt (with her putting her fingers out toward it).
  • In the closing credits, we see live footage (rather than cartoon-based like the rest) of Vaughn in bed with a woman, having just finished having sex (no nudity). She says it was incredible and there's a comment about that being because it's been two plus years for him (he's shirtless and both are out of breath).
  • SMOKING
  • Bedlam smokes once.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • None.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Jealosy.
  • Breaking up with others and how they react to that.
  • Narrating a flashback, Jenny says it was time to get the whole virginity thing over with, and from a distance we see some fumbling about in the backseat of a parked car.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Some thieves rob a jewelry store at gunpoint, throwing one person to the floor and breaking glass display cases. They then speed away in their car, but G-Girl catches then, flies their car to the police station, and lands it hard to the street on its tail. The robbers then pour out, with one shooting at police and bystanders, with G-Girl standing in the way and blocking the bullets with her body (holes form in her outfit, but nothing explicit is seen and she's not hurt). She then zips up in front of one fleeing thief and clotheslines him to the sidewalk, followed by bending his gun.
  • A thief snatches Jenny's bag and then races out of the subway station (running into one person in flight), pursued by Matt who feigns bravado when the thief drops the bag and then runs off. However, the thief then returns, grabs a pole and chases after Matt who hides in a trash dumpster (the thief bangs on it with the pole). Jenny is then there and the thief is gone (we then see him hanging by the back of his jacket or shirt from a fire escape several stories above them).
  • Vaughn playfully hits Matt on the head with some rolled up architectural plans.
  • Bedlam's thugs grab Matt and push him into a car where one slaps him and then does so twice more (played for comedy).
  • After saving a girl from being hit by a car, Jenny is hit by a vehicle and thrown a long way through the air, landing on a vendor table (but is okay since she's a superhero).
  • In a flashback, Jenny reaches out to touch a glowing hot meteorite that explodes and knocks her back, but infuses her with superpowers.
  • In a flashback, a kid purposefully bumps into Barry along some lockers.
  • Testing the strength of G-Girl's hair, Bedlam tries cutting it with a rotary blade that flies off, ricochets off several things and lands in a thug's chest (no blood and played for laughs).
  • A TV news report indicates that an errant missile is headed for NYC, and everyone panics except for Jenny who doesn't want to leave Matt and Hannah alone in a restaurant while she goes off to save the day (this is all played for comedy). There's talk of looting (not seen) and we hear the sound of a car crash outside the restaurant. She eventually leaves, flies up and catches the missile, and then causes it to explode with her laser vision.
  • Jenny breaks a car window in jealous frustration.
  • While mad at Matt, Jenny bends a large kitchen knife with her bare hands and then pounds her head against a refrigerator, denting it. She then overturns a table, blows him backwards against a wall with her breath, and then uses her laser vision to try to fry his pet fish in its tank (he rescues it and it's okay). She then lifts off through the ceiling, creating a large hole in it.
  • Seeing G-Girl outside the window, Matt pushes Hannah down to the floor to protect her.
  • We see that G-Girl has stolen Matt's car from a parking garage (there's a large hole in the wall).
  • G-Girl crashes down through Matt's recently repaired ceiling.
  • One of Bedlam's thugs tries to kick open a door, but it bounces back and hits him on the nose.
  • G-Girl throws a huge shark through Hannah's apartment window. It then thrashes about inside there, causing property damage while trying to chomp down on Matt. It eventually falls back out through the window and we hear the sound of cars crashing from down below.
  • One of Bedlam's thugs holds a gun on Matt, but Vaughn hits that thug over the head with a large box top (and then struggles with him over the gun), followed by Matt tackling Bedlam. A large meteorite piece that's present then explodes and blows G-Girl off the building and she crashes down through an atrium skylight.
  • G-Girl kicks Matt back against a wall and has her foot down on his chest, but Hannah (who now has superpowers as well) tells her to stop. The two then get into an exaggerated (and played for comedy) fight where they bash into a car, and G-Girl spins and then throws Hannah through a billboard (right at her model ex-boyfriend's crotch in his underwear). G-Girl then lifts Matt by his throat, but Hannah hits G-Girl with a large pole. G-Girl then throws a van at Hannah, but it crashes into a storefront, and the two then fight (in a blur) in the air before crashing down onto a model show runway (and no more fighting occurs).
  • In the closing credits, there are cartoon, cutout type characters in scenes that show Hannah and Matt in a pillow fight where her superpowers knock his head off (played for comedy with no blood, etc.).



  • Reviewed July 18, 2006 / Posted July 21, 2006

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