Broken English divided audiences and critics. Parkey Posey stars as a woman dealing with aging, loneliness and romance; Zoe Cassavetes wrote and directed. Our own Ryan Stewart was especially bothered by what he felt was an ending that was strongly reminiscent of another recent movie, while Kim Voynar was more positive overall in her review. Personally, I felt the positives outweighed the negatives. Now that Magnolia has released it on DVD, I hope more people will give it a shot.
Sometimes you see a familiar name on a DVD and you make an impulse decision to buy or rent the movie. Sometimes you must restrain yourself. From all reports, The Ex is the kind of romantic comedy that gives independent movies a bad name -- and I use the term "independent" only because this was released by The Weinstein Co. Scott Weinberg called it "resoundingly wretched"; read his review for all the gory details and make sure to pass by the pretty (?) faces of Zach Braff and Amanda Peet on the cover.