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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:
Slightly Disappointing If You Go In With Overly High Hopes
When I first walked into the theater to watch "The Ex" I was hoping on an hour and a half of non-stop gut laughter, I didn't get that, so I was slightly disappointed.
Looking back on it now I can see I was expecting too much. There isn't a possible way that an hour and a half long movie could keep the laughs-per-minute value as something like AD or Scrubs. What it does though, in my opinion, is keep the momentum of those two shows.
When I watched this movie a second time, I was not disappointed at all, because truthfully, "The Ex" is a fun little comedy that makes you chuckle and makes fast use of ninety minutes (as opposed to being drawn out and slow).
What makes this movie good is the actors. They're all superb, Zach Braff is hilarious, and you love to hate Jason Batemen's character. Charles Grodin's character was also particularly funny.
If there were halves, I'd give this movie a 7.5, but there isn't, but let me tell you why: I always start my movie grading at 9, and then add on an extra point if the movie is just jaw droppingly awesome. So for this movie I took of one point for the sole fact, that while the actors were fine, the script did not use them to their full potential. And then I also took off half a point because it seems like there was a lot more to the movie, that was cut out.
So there you go, and a word to the wise, get the Rated version, the Unrated version is not nearly as good as the original. Even if you have to get Full Screen, the rated, PG-13 version is much better.
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