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Not recommended under 8, PG to 15 (Themes. Viol. Scary scenes. Sex. Lang.)
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|Children under 8||Not recommended for children under 8 years due to adult themes, violence, scary scenes and coarse language|
|Children aged 8-15||Parental guidance is recommended due to frequent sexual references and coarse language|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||My Super Ex-Girlfriend|
|Consumer advice lines:||Moderate sexual references|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) works a project manager, with his sex-fixated friend Vaughn (Rainn Wilson) and the pretty but ‘taken’ Hannah (Anna Faris). On the way home after work, Vaughn goads the ‘unlucky in love’ Matt to ask a woman on the train out on a date. While doing so, the woman has her bag stolen. Matt gives chase and through a series of lucky breaks, retrieves the bag. Matt earns the gratitude of the woman, Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman) and she agrees to a date, but what Matt doesn’t know is that she is G-Girl, the city’s superhero.
Over the course of a few dates, Jenny tells Matt of her true identity and the story of how she got her powers. However, Matt senses that all is not right with Jenny/G-Girl, as she becomes increasingly neurotic and jealous of his relationship with Hannah. To make matters worse, he is kidnapped by Professor Bedlam (Eddie Izzard), super-villain and nemesis of G-Girl, who tries to convince Matt to help him lure Jenny/G-Girl into a trap that will strip her of her powers. Matt feels it is all getting too much for him and attempts to break up with Jenny. Not surprisingly, she is none to pleased and uses her powers to make his home and work life a misery. As Matt’s world spirals out of control, he realises who he truly loves and agrees to work with Professor Bedlam to stop G-Girl before everything he values is destroyed.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Adult relationships, sexual jealousy
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children in this age group are also likely to be scared or disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes.
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Some of the above-mentioned scenes could also scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, particularly:
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
There are no scenes that would be particularly scary for children over 13 years.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a. is a light-weight romantic comedy about a man who gets into, and then wants out of, a relationship with a neurotic superhero. The content of the movie is more suitable for older adolescents and adults who may enjoy the comedy, the plot premise, the comments on relationships and an appealing cast and characters.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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