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Tom Reilly and his wife Sofia are in for some major changes now that they have a newborn. As a lawyer, Sofia has always provided a comfortable living while Tom has contributed love, support and the occasional paycheck. When Sofia decides to be a stay-at-home mom all that changes. Tom moves the family to Ohio to work for his father-in-law as an assistant associate creative for Sunburst Communications. His boss Chip happens to still carry a torch for Sofia from their high school days. Each time Tom gains some ground at the firm, Chip wheels in and steals his thunder. Dirty tricks and sabotage… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mildly amusing but far too timid."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"What if Zach Braff acted in one more quarter-life-crisis movie, and instead of Sundance it went straight to video? If only that's what had happened to The Ex."
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"Jokes just somehow hung in the air instead of collecting their laugh and moving on."
‑ Heather Huntington,
"This movie ain't all that funny."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"The whole movie is so generic feeling and such a blatant waste of precious smart-comedy resources, I can't advise anyone to see it. I gave it Network with Snacks because Jason Bateman needs a vehicle for his brilliance wherever he can get one."
‑ Karina Montgomery,
"Though Bateman rolls through the film with sly comic skill, the whole exercise seems half-baked -- a high concept and some funny gags that do not a great comedy make."
‑ Tom Beer, Time Out New York
"It's good to have Grodin back onscreen after an extended absence; it's just a shame it has to be in this dreary graveyard of wasted opportunities."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"It should be good. It's got a well-known, talented cast from top to bottom and the subject of ex-boyfriends is limitless. Instead it has the feel of a straight-to-DVD failure."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"All in all, this flick is sure to make even the staunchest movie-goer reassess his or her notions about date movies. It's a "laugh out loud on more than one occasion" kind of movie full of good writing, good acting and characters you'll become invested in"
‑ , IGN Movies
"Zach Braff brings what he always does -- a basic mopey charm, some sarcasm, even a rudimentary self-awareness."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Braff has a natural likability, but the screenplay gives him so many stupid, far-fetched and annoying things to do that The Ex loses credibility quickly."
‑ Hap Erstein, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Delayed, re-titled and presumably at least partially re-shot, Jesse Peretz's troubled office-bound romantic comedy The Ex is as half-baked as you'd expect it to be, but the better half -- the office half -- really does cook."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Uneven Braff comedy OK, but lacks ex-citement."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"Here's a quirky comedy that has its moments %u2013 many of which we've seen before in previous films."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Similar to Are We Done Yet? this insipid comedy pits the idiotic hero against an impossibly perfect villain. As a result, the movie has no intelligent, truthful or sympathetic characters."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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