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The Ex (2006)

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PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 11 May 2007 (USA)
A slacker is forced to work for his father-in-law after his pregnant wife steps away from her high-paying job.

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In Manhattan, Sofia's an attorney and Tom's a cook who has a hard time holding a job. When their first child is born, they agree that she'll be a full-time mom and he'll get a promotion. When he gets fired, he takes a job in Ohio working at the ad agency where her father is assistant director. Tom's assigned to report to Chip, a competitive, hard-driving guy who's in a wheelchair and who's Sofia's ex-boyfriend - from high school. Chip still carries a torch for her, so he connives to make Tom's work life miserable. As Tom's frustrations mount, it may be that Sofia will take Chip's side. Is Tom doomed to fail yet again? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Credit-grabbing. Back-stabbing. Wife-nabbing. Just another day at the office. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,394,229 (USA) (11 May 2007)

Gross:

$3,091,922 (USA) (6 July 2007)
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(European Film Market) | (unrated)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Grodin's first film role in 13 years. See more »

Goofs

Tom and Manny walk down a street supposedly in Ohio. In the background, however, we can clearly see the High Line, an abandoned elevated railway in Manhattan. See more »

Quotes

Sofia Kowalski: You couldn't lose me even if you tried. And you've been trying really hard lately.
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Crazy Credits

"Harold and the Purple Crayon" by Crockett Johnson is published by HarperCollins, but the credits write it as "Harpers Collins." See more »


Soundtracks

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Written by Randy Bachman
Performed by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great Cast, Sorely wasted.
21 August 2007 | by (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) – See all my reviews

I think the main actors in this flick (Zach Braff, Amanda Peet, and the totally wasted Jason Bateman) were the only thing that was even somewhat decent about this terrible attempt of comedy. I have seen better episodes of "Arrested Development" than this. If you are looking for a couple chuckles and plan on forgetting it immediately, this is right up your alley. If want to see an actual funny comedy, there are many others that are worth while. Bateman is pretty good, but you can be the best in the biz, but with a crummy script, no one can save it. A lot of the little bit parts are somewhat amusing, but hardly worth watching.


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