Monday, June 15, 2009

The Ex (2006) PG13 - 3 Stars

Tom Reilly (Zach Braff), and wife Sofia Kowalski (Amanda Peet), have just had a new baby. Tom is a chef and Sofia just quit her job to become a stay home mom. But the couple are used to a certain style of living here in in New York and can no longer afford to keep it up so they move back to Ohio where Sofia is from. Sofia's father Bob Kowalski (Charles Grodin), owns an advertising agency and hires Tom on. It's an okay comedy though and has some funny scenes. Mia Farrow makes an appearance as Sofia's mother.

Chip Sanders (Jason Bateman), is an preppy wheel chaired bound employee at the firm and seems to give Tom a run for his money at any chance he gets. Tom is doing his best to try and fit in but constantly brings attention to himself by screwing up. When Tom finds out that Sofia and Chip go way back to when they were cheer leading and had a one night stand together, it drives him nuts. Chip still holds a torch for Sofia and he's always trying to outdo Tom even though he's in a wheel chair. The two grown men go at each other's last nerves trying to prove who's the man.

The Weinstein Company, MGM Distribution Company
Director: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Michael Handelman, David Guion
Producers: Ted Hope, Anne Carey
I viewed 9/07

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