Saturday, September 16, 2006
MY 'SUPER' EX-GIRLFRIEND
Having seen 'Superman Returns' and 'Krish', I couldn't resist the temptation of watching Uma Thurman as a Superwoman.In this Ivan Reitman comedy written by Don Payne,Matt Saunders(Luke Wilson),an ordinary doofus guy, thinks he has zeroed in on his perfect girlfriend.The beautiful Jenny Johnson(Uma Thurman).He goes out of his way to help her.Matt,doesn't know what is in store for him.Jenny is a nerd librarian with superpowers.And the G-Girl becomes extremely possessive.She latches on to him like a drowning person holding on to a straw.When troubled by her weird behaviour,Matt wants to call it quits,she shows that hell hath no fury than a woman scorned.She sets out on a no-holds-barred mission to demolish Mattt's budding romance with his co-worker Hannah(Anna Faris).The outrage of this woman and her uncensored and unabashed expression of everything she feels without holding anything back has been brought out beautifully by director Ivan Reitman.Finally Jenny is united with her boyfriend of schooldays,Professor Bedlam(Eddie Izzard),a supervillain though no Lex Luthor,who scorned in love worships her and at the same time tries to win her over even by force.And a relieved Matt and a grateful Hannah are reunited.
Quite an enjoyable 95 minutes romantic comedy.The movie though is not super.Uma is sexy,Luke is funny and the script is hilarious.So,what are you waiting for? Check it out.