Actually, I know why I saw My Super Ex-Girlfriend. It’s because the missus and I managed to plan our first movie date in months in the middle of a heat wave.
Even though we bought tickets online for Superman Returns, dropped the kids off at the grandparents, and hightailed it to the local metroplex in what we thought was plenty of time, we found the theater already packed with folks trying to escape the aforementioned heat. The only seats available were front row, all the way to the left. The wife said “No way”. So I went to guest services seeking an exchange, explained what the problem was, and my choices were Super Ex and Nacho Libre.
I needed some kind of super fix, so Super Ex it was. (In a theater with about twice as many seats as the one showing Superman . . . would it kill them to look into switching theaters if they need to?)
And you know what? It wasn’t too bad. Not great, by any means, but not exactly offensive, either. I’m always down with seeing Uma Thurman in anything skin-tight. Luke Wilson underplayed his role with a little too much sleepiness–a tad more intensity would have helped with a line like “You threw a shark at me!”–but otherwise was believable as a non-neurotic single Manhattanite who dates and dumps Jenny Johnson, a. k. a. superhero “G Girl”.
Rainn Wilson acquitted himself as the horndog best buddy who gets most of the good lines.
Eddie Izzard . . . hell, I didn’t even know he was in this movie until he showed up. He strains to play an American, and his character wasn’t well-conceived, but he does have some good lines. Well, a few.
Anna Faris is adorable. I haven’t seen her in anything else, but I wanted to chew her clothes off and give her a tongue bath.
Wanda Sykes should be congratulated for the paycheck she pulled down.
All in all, this movie could have been refined with a couple more rewrites. The motivations of some characters could have been clarified, and they missed a few opportunities for some good lines. But I can honestly state that there were some funny moments that didn’t make it into the trailer, which puts this movie ahead of about 80% of all the other comedies out there. Worthy of a viewing on DVD or cable.
And now I look forward to this thread dropping off to the nether regions of the SDMB, since apparently nobody else saw this movie.