There's a Dan Savage column-in-waiting about My Super Ex-Girlfrienda seemingly harmless family comedy that's really about "pegging," a sex act that involves the woman, through the wonders of prosthesis, taking over the man's role in the sack. Figuratively speaking, right? Um, no.
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O ne of my favorite film scenes comes in M. Night Shyamalan's film Unbreakablewhen Samuel L. Jackson—playing an eccentric collector of comic books—explains to our unwitting hero, Bruce Willis, the importance of the superhero mythology as a mirror for the human condition. According to ol' Sam, there's more to a comic book than just grown men wearing tights and punching each others' lights out; superhero stories are underappreciated art forms, tall tales in which the truth is exaggerated but still reflected in a powerful way.
Comedy starring Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson. However, he decides to break things off with her when she becomes too needy, controlling, and jealous. Jenny doesn't take it well and decides to get back at him by using her superpowers, as it turns out Jenny is a superhero named G-Girl.
Well, not all chicks — just the needy, jealous, controlling, neurotic, passive-aggressive ones; a distinction that may be lost on female viewers. Stupid in this flick is a bland nebbish named Matt, played by the professionally bland Luke Wilson. Rule No.
I once wrote that the only thing as necessary to a superhero movie as a nasty villain is a love interest. The twist here is that the superhero isn't the most emotionally stable individual, and the moral is that it's probably not a good idea to break up with someone who can put your car in geosynchronous orbit. Cut her some slack.
The casting seems as if it should have been equally breezy, with Uma Thurman doing double duty as a New York neurotic, Jenny Johnson, and a secret superhero, G-Girl, who flies through the air putting out fires, though only when her drab brown hair turns a costly shade of Hamptons blond. Toss in Luke Wilson as the nice guy who says and does all the right things and Rainn Wilson as the second banana who says and does all the wrong ones. Why G-Girl and not G-Woman?
In New York, when the shy and lonely project manager of a design firm Matt Saunders Luke Wilson meets Jenny Johnson Uma Thurman in the subway, he invites her to date and have dinner with him. Jenny immediately falls in love for him, they have sex and she discloses her true identity to him, telling that she is the powerful superhero G-Girl. After meeting his co-worker and friend Hannah Lewis Anna Faristhe needy Jenny becomes jealous, controlling and manipulative, and Matt follows the advice of his best friend Vaughn Haige and dumps her, breaking her heart. Jenny turns Matt's life into hell, while he has a romance with Hannah.