Good performances can't reconcile with hackneyed cliches in THE EX, a thriller that follows the tiresome "lover from hell" formula popularized by FATAL ATTRACTION (1987).
Businessman David Kenyon (Nick Mancuso) has been keeping a secret from his wife Molly (Suzy Amis). He was married before, for three years, to the pretty but psychotic Deidre (Yancy Butler). Molly only finds out when Deidre, just released from a mental institution, pays an unannounced visit.
Despite her athletic and all-smiles exterior, Deidre is truly the ex-wife-from-hell. As a teenager she murdered her own sister to dispose of the competition for David's affection, and thinks nothing of maimi...