The Ex (2006)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Romance


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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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  • Amanda Peet and Zach Braff in The Ex (2006)
  • Amanda Peet and Zach Braff in The Ex (2006)
  • Amanda Peet and Zach Braff in The Ex (2006)
  • Jason Bateman and Amanda Peet in The Ex (2006)
  • Jason Bateman and Zach Braff in The Ex (2006)
  • Charles Grodin and Zach Braff in The Ex (2006)

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Trivia

In an interview with Creative Screenwriting magazine, the screenwriters, David Guion and Michael Handelman, virtually disowned the film. Guion said "That movie was a bit of a cautionary story for screenwriters in terms of that it was a movie that struggled a little bit and didn't test well initially, and the financiers panicked and said, 'We better show a lot of people getting hit in the balls.' It was unfortunate because the director, Jesse Peretz, is great and very talented, but the movie was ultimately taken out of his hands."


Quotes

Sofia Kowalski: You know what I think? You're an idiot. And your son Petey... is a dipshit.


Goofs

During the Family barbeque, Sophia's mom is seen sitting down and holding Oliver, then the shot switches and we see her from a different angle and she is holding the baby differently. This happens several times within the scene


Crazy Credits

A series of outtakes and bloopers are played over the end credits.


Alternate Versions

SPOILER WARNING The version of the film on the Unrated DVD is drastically different than, and is in fact shorter than, the theatrical release. The plot point in which it is revealed that Chip was faking his handicap is never revealed. The following scenes are removed from the film:

  • The hospital scene where Oliver is born and named.
  • The scene where Tom plays basketball with Chip in a wheelchair.
  • The scene between Tom and Chip in the locker room.
  • The scene in which Chip reveals he can walk to Tom.
  • The scene in which Chip reveals he can walk to Sofia, Wesley and Wesley's father. (This appears as an alternate ending on the DVD)
  • The scene in Barcelona where Chip is at the Idea building. However, the Unrated version has several short new scenes including:
  • A bizarre dream that Tom has.
  • More of Amelia's Spanish speaking.


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Miracle Drug
Written by
A.C. Newman (as Allan Carl Newman)
Performed by A.C. Newman
Published by SOCAN
Courtesy of Matador Records

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Genres

Comedy | Romance

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