By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox.
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Though we have been hoping for the best from Fox's My Super Ex-Girlfriend from the beginning, the mixture of CG effects and comedy in a film that is not 'big-budget' usually doesn't work out. In the case of Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson, however, the reviews have kicked off super positive.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend Reviews
Though both reviews claim that Fox may have been a little too 'safe' with Super Ex, they still may have delivered a comedy that will have audiences laughing for the entire running time.
“My Super Ex-Girlfriend” hits the ground (and a few bad-guys) running and zooms along quickly but do not expect anything too deep here. Super-Ex is well paced and does have enough twists and turns to keep it all interesting. And if you’ve seen the commercials you know the major plot twist. [Spoilage] Just when she falls in love, he wants to end their whirlwind relationship. [End Spoilage]
That’s when the movie gets really fun. Uma on the rampage… Hot. Though their too brief “dating” experience should have been explored in more depth. Opportunity missed? There are enough laughs – It’s not “Stripes”, “Old School” or “Animal House” by any means. (“Animal House” was the first R-rated film I ever snuck into... So, not much compares.) And Super-Ex does have one hysterically funny moment – [Brief Spoilage] it involves a headboard. [End Spoilage]
High energy fun with just the right tone, My Super Ex Girlfriend is fresh and frivolous escapism. Ivan Reitman is the right man to direct this role-reversal super hero fantasy - anyone who can make a success of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny De Vito as twins can make sense of G-Girl, the world's whirlwind blonde saviour who throws man-eating sharks when the relationship gets rocky.
The best part about the film is that none of it is played for laughs. There's a certain tongue-in-cheek element about it all, but the comedy is as serious as comedy needs to be. There are a few amusing revelations - like rocks change hair colour - and I laughed out loud in the restaurant scene when Jenny/G-Girl is more intent on ordering gnocchi than saving the world, when a romantic twosome becomes a tiresome threesome.
The reviews are good sure, but will they be enough to give Owen and Uma a chance during this comedy weekend?
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My Super Ex-Girlfriend opens to theatres on July 21st.