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Bassam Meets The Ex

Published August 20, 2007 in DVD News
By Bassam Tarazi | Image property of respective holders.
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Zach Braff + Jason Bateman should have =’d comedic brilliance but all it really did was fall short. Anytime a movie tries to combine real life situations with slap stick laughs it doesn’t allow you to wrap your head around either one so that while you’re trying to feel one emotion, the movie does a 180 and hits you in the back of the head with the opposite feeling.

DVD Review: The Ex

Tom (Braff) has a tet a tet with his girlfriend’s (Amanda Peet) former high school friend, Chip (Bateman) who has had a lifelong crush on Sophia (Peet). As the movie tries to look at commitment, family, love and just how the hell to raise a family in this day in age, it offsets it with comedy. The problem with the type of comedy in this movie is that it solely plays on the physical disabilities of Chip (he’s in a wheelchair) and Tom’s disbelief in the disability. Hundreds of movies have gone this route and it’s all been done before so it gets a bit old quickly, even though it makes you chuckle from time to time.

You never really do feel sympathetic to any of the characters unfortunately, and with a film that could have done so much, it offers up so little. The blooper reel isn’t bad though, but then again, blooper reels are always funny.


The Ex is out on DVD tomorrow, August 21th.

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