There's no doubt that Thurman is one superhot superhero, and Wilson's endearing befuddlement and adorable "aw, shucks" smile can temporarily distract from the absence of a good joke or an inspiring moment.
But ultimately, the star-power smoke screen withers, and you're left with a silly film, a couple of decent jokes, and an entirely too-predictable plot.
Thanks to his deadpan performance, you will experience an occasional chuckle, but the conventional plot and absence of character dimension will most likely get the better of even the biggest Uma fans.
Matt (Luke Wilson) starts dating Jenny (Uma Thurman), who turns out to be the superhero G-Girl.
Further complications arise when spurned “arch-villain” Eddie Izzard and pined-over amour Anna Faris enter the picture. The story is as predictable as this kind of disappointing MOR comedy fare goes, but what really is unfortunate is that Reitman doesn’t have the guts to mine the story beyond our expectations, as perhaps Smith might.
True, the PG-13 rating hampers many of the prurient assumptions we might have about shagging a woman-of-steel, but the topic is still addressed in a rather half-assed manner.
Squinty Joe Shmoe, Matt (Wilson, Luke), on the lookout for some hot poon, courts and begins dating uptight Jenny Johnson (Thurman), the alter-ego of superhero G-Girl.
You'd think that the director behind Ghostbusters and a writer/producer for The Simpsons could get together and make one hilariously outrageous movie. While director Reitman and writer Don Payne collaborate to provide intermittent laughs, in the end this high-concept farce crashes down pretty low.And Rainn Wilson (The Office, American version) is repeatedly very funny.