The Heartbreak Kid

The Heartbreak Kid

DVD - 2007
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Eddie is a confirmed bachelor who is forty and owns a sporting-goods store. After watching his ex-fiancé walk down the aisle, he meets Lila who is an environmental researcher. Lila seems too good to be true. Pressured by his father and best friend, Eddie pops the question and marries Lila after only 6 weeks. He almost immediately discovers that his new bride is a nightmare with more baggage than he can handle. She's immature and foolish, a monster in bed and owes a large sums of money to various sources. As it turns out, Lila is only a volunteer and doesn't actually have a job. While on their honeymoon in Cabo, Eddie meets Miranda, a down-to-earth lacrosse coach who is visiting with her family. Sparks fly between Eddie and Miranda. Now he needs to break off his marriage, all while trying to keep the truth from Miranda about why he's in Cabo in the first place.

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List - MOVIES: 70's comedies
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(1972)


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mykola1988
Nov 15, 2016

Originally watched it on Netflix recently and wasn't sure what to make of it so I took a swing and watched it. Honestly I thought it was pretty funny. Sure it has some generalizations but who honestly cares unless you have a stick up your butt. Borrowing this from the library because I liked it so much.

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booksmile
Jul 27, 2016

Quite sexist and offensive in other ways too, like "you don't look like the type to be a researcher" and "funny is a male gene" and more...what the heck? that's not right or funny

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Rdgz
Jan 22, 2016

Nothing hilarious about this movie... a remake of the comedic jewel from 1972 starting Charles Grodin and Cybil Sheppard this current version lacks any of the subtle insight into human nature of the original. In the original version a very seductive student played masterfully by Cybil Shepard propels the Grodin's character through a series of clearly less than honorable but still plausible gyrations in pursuing her. The acting on the original '72 version was universally top-notch and certainly unmatched by this crude re-make. Not worth watching. Ben Stiller first of two huge disappointing re-makes of past movies (the other being The Secret Life of Walter Mitty).

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lukasevansherman
Apr 19, 2015

I wish they had the original starring Cybil Shepard and Charles Grodin and directed by Elaine May.

a5a22406 Feb 13, 2014

A pretty funny rom-com. But Malin Ackerman's character really throws a wrench into the traditional-type of a rom-com. The Farrelly Brothers do a great job on this.

rufus_red4 Dec 09, 2013

Farrelly Brothers movies always include sex but it's never sexy, erotic or funny. Heartbreak Kid is just another example of lowbrow Hollywood popular mindless humor, that is humorless.

I watched it for Ben Stiller, this is not his best.

Kadie2 Jul 26, 2012

Extremely funny. Loved it.

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Blaine_the_mono
Feb 15, 2012

Malin Akerman's performance alone is justification for watching. Makes a so-so rom-com much better

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Kritter408
Dec 22, 2011

Hilarious movie!!!!!! Must see Ben stiller is awesome!

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chanderpv
Dec 08, 2011

I was a little disappointed with the movie. It has its funny moments, but expected much more.

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bdls206
Aug 08, 2011

Eddie Cantrow: You're in debt? What kind of debt?
Lila: You know, the kind where you owe a lot of money to people.

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bdls206
Aug 08, 2011

Doc: Come on, kid, let's get out of here. Bitches be crazy, you know that.

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bdls206
Aug 08, 2011

Martin: I smell something weird down here. Smells like ya'll been hitting the Devil's lettuce.

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bdls206
Aug 08, 2011

Eddie Cantrow: This is my dad.
Lila: Oh, hi Dad.
Doc: Nice to meet you, Lila.
Lila: How do you know my name?
Doc: Okay, cat's out of the bag. My son found your panties on the sidewalk and we've been talking about you all week. Eddie, give her back her undies.

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Aug 08, 2011

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Jan 02, 2011

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bdls206
Aug 08, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Aug 08, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Aug 08, 2011

A newlywed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon.

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