Thursday I saw My Super Ex-Girlfriend, which opens tomorrow. Don't know the purpose of this barely-a-sneak-preview -- maybe the studio hopes for word of mouth support? -- but I'm not complaining. Hey, free movie.
I'm like the opposite of a fanboy, in that I'm a bigger fan of Luke Wilson than Uma Thurman. She's just too skinny. Although she was believable and funny as a bipolar superwoman scorned, I found her unattractive. Uma, I know Quentin Tarantino has made you this yellow tracksuited icon, but the clock is ticking on your butt-kicking bankability. Eat some food and expand your range.
The film is much, much better than you'd think. It has very strong guy dialogue between the everyman protagonist (Luke Wilson) and his wisecracking best buddy (Rainn Wilson, no relation). Wanda Sykes is very funny in a limited role. And Anna Faris doesn't have to make her wide-eyed clueless Scary Movie expression until about halfway through.
Oh, and did I mention Eddie Izzard plays the supervillain? Get ready to root for his Professor Bedlam.