Daily Archives: November 4, 2014

A Look at My Super Ex-Girlfriend

My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a movie from 2006 starring Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson. The basic premise is that a man ends up dating a woman with super powers, and once he dumps her she becomes the crazy ex. She then proceeds to use her super powers to try and wreck his life because he is so terrible for dumping her. When I first saw this movie, it was on TBS or TNT and just something that was on. I watched it and did not think much of what it was, it did not seem bad or good – it just was.

Recently it has been on HBO and David and I have been catching little bits of it. As I am re-watching pieces of it I am realizing how kind of horrible this movie actually is, especially in some of its treatment of women. Not only is the movie all about the guy who gets the hot super hero, the woman falls under all the stereotypes of a crazy ex, but has superpowers. Instead of giving us a strong female character she is physically strong, but kind of a vapid excuse for a human being at times.

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