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My Super Ex-Girlfriend

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Energetic romantic comedy with sexual references.

Movie PG-13 2006 95 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 17+

More adult than teen movie

Too much sex for teens
age 16+


The easter eggs are pretty funny and I think the movie reveals several feminist ideas.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Energetic and deliberately absurd, MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND makes fun of comic-book/action movie and romantic comedy conventions. Written by former Simpsons scribe Don Payne and directed by Ivan Reitman, the movie also takes a few jabs at traditional gender roles, not to mention typical anxieties concerning sex and commitment.

There is some spastic violence on the street (cars tossed, spinning tornado effects, buildings broken) as well as the sorts of revelations you might expect for a happy ending. But the film's most delightful element is not special-effected; it's Eddie Izzard's performance as Professor Bedlam. Bedlam is funny, charming, and surprising, this last especially hard to be in a movie so fond of clichés.

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