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Movie Details

Title:   The Ex
Director:   Jesse Peretz
Year:   2007
Genre:   Comedy
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   04.21.07

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
04.21.07Internet quirky-esque anxiety comedy starring Zach Braff in the Ben Stiller role and Jason Bateman in the Owen Wilson spot. Bateman plays a guy in a wheelchair so everyone assumes he's a nice guy BUT HE'S NOT.

While I think this would've been a good movie 10 years ago, today it's just a mish-mash of things we've seen before, sugar-coated with familiar faces and mild smirks. It was nice to see Charles Grodin working again, Amys Adams and Poehler were good but wasted and Donal Logue was a one-joke character that I wanted more from (because I know he can make pretty much anything good).

Mostly, I don't know if this is intentional or not, I spent the movie not so much laughing but cringing at how much it would suck to be Zach Braff's character. But then he never really gets his direct payback so it felt like a fuse burning for 78 minutes just to snuff out at the very end. It was easy enough to watch though... I'm sure there's a hollywood-comedy-as-pacifying-medication-to-keep-us-hypnotized metaphor around there somewhere.