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My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

Screenplay Genre: Comedy / Crime / Drama

Movie Time: 95 minutes

1. INCITING INCIDENT

Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) attempts to catch a thief who runs away with a woman's purse on the New York City subway. The woman is Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman), also known by her super hero name, G-Girl. Matt, unaware of her superhero capabilities, musters up the courage and asks her out to dinner. (00:06:03)

2. LOCK IN (End of Act One)

Matt is kidnapped by G-Girl's arch nemesis Professor Bedlam (Eddie Izzard) and hung upside down from the statue of liberty building. G-Girl rushes to the rescue while Bedlam sneaks into her apartment to take some hair samples. Meanwhile, G-Girl reveals her identity to Matt. (00:33:10)

3. FIRST CULMINATION (Midpoint)

While Matt, Jenny, and his co-worker Hannah (Anna Faris) go out to dinner, there happens to be a missile headed directly for NYC. A reluctant Jenny leaves Matt and Hannah alone to go save the world. But on the drive home afterwards, Matt realizes that Jenny is incredibly jealous, needy, and a bit emotionally unstable when she loses it in the car and smashes in the passenger window and then professes her love for him. (00:47:13)

4. MAIN CULMINATION (End of Act Two)

After Matt breaks up with Jenny, she begins to harass him in numerous ways including chucking his car out into space. Professor Bedlam shows up at Matt's apartment with an intriguing proposal of neutralizing G-Girl by stripping her of her super powers. Matt decides that running away would be easier, but when G-Girl finds him with Hannah at her apartment, she throws a live shark into the apartment. Matt changes his mind about Professor Bedlam's offer. (01:11:03)

5. THIRD ACT TWIST

Matt has convinced Jenny that he wants her back and deceives her to come to his apartment, where he uses a pumpkin-sized meteor rock that he acquired from Bedlam that drains G-Girl of her powers. Bedlam arrives with the desire to use the rock and acquire G-Girl’s powers for himself, but before Bedlam can finish the job, Jenny and Hannah touch the rock simultaneously, and it explodes. After the smoke clears, the girls discover that they both now have superpowers, and the final battle with Bedlam begins. (01:20:02)