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The Ex

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The Ex

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
89 minutes
Wide Release Date:
05/11/07
performer:
Zach Braff, Amanda Peet, Jason Bateman
director:
Jesse Peretz
distributor:
MGM
author:
62253, 73028
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a D-

Zach Braff calls this black comedy ”a mesh between the sensibilities of Arrested Development and Scrubs” — which makes sense since Development alum Jason Bateman costars as Chip Sanders, a wheelchair-bound scoundrel using dirty tricks to win his high school crush (Amanda Peet) from her irate husband (Braff). And despite a scene where he throws the disabled guy down a flight of stairs, the Scrubs star has no concerns about tarnishing his good-guy image. ”Luckily, Chip is a real d—,” says Braff. ”He’s a d— in a wheelchair — but he’s still a d—.” (May 11)

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