Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
USA, 2006. Regency Enterprises, Pariah, New Regency Pictures, S E Productions Inc.. Screenplay by Don Payne. Cinematography by Don Burgess. Produced by Arnon Milchan, Gavin Polone. Music by Teddy Castellucci. Production Design by Jane Musky. Costume Design by Laura Jean Shannon. Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sheldon Kahn.
While riding the subway after a day at the office, Matt (Luke Wilson) spots shy brunette beauty Jenny (Uma Thurman) and asks her out on a date that turns into a possible relationship. At first ignoring her occasionally quirky restaurant habits of disappearing to the “bathroom” during impending global disasters, Matt is dumbstruck when he later discovers that Jenny is actually the nerdy alter ego of New York City’s resident sexy superhero G-Girl. It’s a dream come true for a guy like Matt to date a babe with superpowers, until he begins to notice that Jenny is a bit needy and irrationally jealous, prompting him to break up with her and strike up a romance with the office girl (Anna Faris) he’s been flirting with for years. If hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, then Matt is in for quite the revenge scenario after breaking the heart of a girl who can impede the flight path of a nuclear missile like she was flicking a match. Ivan Reitman’s genre-crossing science-fiction/romantic comedy has “Concept Comedy” stamped all over it, yet somehow it has an honesty about its dinky nature that makes it all the easier to accept and enjoy. Thurman is adorable, and there are some hilariously clever sequences involving her frustration over trying to balance a love life with the duties of a superhero.