My Super Ex-Girlfriend Reviews
Girlfriend skewers both superhero films and romantic comedies. And it does so with surprising deftness; Girlfriend is not only the funniest film of summer; it may be the best superhero film since Spider-Man.
The two starring performances are spot on. Wilson gets the tone that screenwriter Don Payne so expertly evokes. Thurman is beautiful, fearless and perfectly believable as a superhero.
My Super Ex, directed by comedy veteran Ivan Reitman (the Ghostbuster movies) from a clever high-concept script by Don Payne (The Simpsons), is as cool a summer lark as you'll find.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend sets the cause of psychotic superheroines back about 30 years. The movie roils with more unexamined hostility towards women than a roomful of Taliban clerics.
This sophomoric mix of the supernatural and screwball from Ivan Reitman is diverting, cheesy fun, with Thurman's G-Girl as a droll combination of Superwoman and Uber Shrew.
My Super Ex-Girlfriend lampoons conventional comic book movies and relationship films by nudging its needy title character into the Manhattan singles market. It's a silly premise, and it works beautifully.
Directed by Ivan Reitman with the same loopy amiability he brought to hits like Ghostbusters, Junior and Dave in decades past, it is a solid summer confection with no pretensions.
The fusion of effects-fueled action fantasy with comedy worked well for director Ivan Reitman 22 years ago in Ghostbusters and, less so, five years ago in Evolution. But, it fails to save his latest, My Super Ex-Girlfriend.