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My Super Ex-Girlfriend Review

Movies.com Critics

4.0

Dave White Profile

… doesn't feel tired. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    50

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    Sour, joyless affair.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    It's "Bewitched" meets "Fatal Attraction," with one funny bedroom scene, but it was a miscalculation to make Thurman the antagonist.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Casting helps the film work. Uma Thurman is among the few actresses who can pull off this role: the hot, buff, slightly deranged superhero and her dowdy, un-sexy alter-ego.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today

    My Super Ex-Girlfriend manages to do what the recent crop of crime fighters haven't: show us how much fun it might be to fly, or have super strength, or look buff in spandex.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

Energetic romantic comedy with sexual references.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while the tone remains light-comedic, the film includes frequent sexual references and images, including jokes about "close" male friendships, effeminate men, and domineering women. Three sex scenes in beds (two comically show beds slamming through walls as superwomen are on top of partners). A character makes repeated sexual remarks about women; a black supervisor at work discusses sexual harassment and feels offended when Matt carelessly calls her "homegirl." Violence is cartoonish and frequent (explosions, robbery ending in gunfire at superbodied G-Girl, falls, slamming through ceilings and walls). Characters drink wine and beer. Villain smokes cigarettes.

  • Families can talk about effective ways to "break up" with boy- and girlfriends. How does the movie's comic violence make fun of this usually painful process?
  • How does the film show that teasing in high school can lead to long-lasting hurt feelings?
  • How might Jenny have treated her friend Barry more generously?

The good stuff
  • message true2

    Messages: The movie takes a few jabs at traditional gender roles, not to mention typical anxieties concerning sex and commitment.

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: Neurotic woman with superpowers is running joke (she uses powers to zap, throw, and abuse ex-boyfriend).

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: G-Girl thwarts robbery, mugging, fire, and missile headed to NYC, also saves Matt who is hanging from Statue of Liberty (all these scenes feature frantic camera, harrowing/comic situations); explosion when Jenny touches meteor; shark in apartment bites at Matt and destroys furniture; in a nightmare, G-Girl threatens Matt with a chainsaw; fight between supergirls wreaks havoc on street.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual situations and slang; tongue-kissing; sexual-activity jokes; Matt stripped naked in his office (you see him from behind); references to sexual harassment; Jenny's breasts grow when she's first transformed into G-Girl; Matt feels "emasculated" sex while flying; another sex scene shows flesh in conventional close shots (hands, torsos, soft light).

  • language false3

    Language: Some profanity ("a--hole," SOB," "hell," "s--t," "damn" etc.); and some lively phrasing ("hellcat in bed," "chainsaw up the a--"); Jenny laser-burns the word "dick" into Matt's forehead.

  • consumerism false1

    Consumerism: Times Square neon shows Coca-Cola, other brand names.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink wine and beer; villain smokes cigarettes.

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