The Heartbreak Kid

October 5th, 2007


The Heartbreak Kid

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

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 5.8/10 (42,144 voted)

Critic's Score: 46/100

Director: Bobby Farrelly

Stars: Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman

Eddie is forty, owns a sporting-goods store, and is still single. After watching his ex-fiancée walk down the aisle, he meets Lila, an environmental researcher, who seems too good to be true. Pressured by his father and best friend, Eddie pops the question and marries Lila after only 6 weeks. However, as he almost instantly discovers, his new bride is a nightmare with more baggage than he can handle. She's immature, foolish, a monster in bed, owes a tremendous amount of money to various sources, and as it turns out, 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, and Eddie falls for her. Now comes the tricky part of breaking off his marriage to crazy Lila, all while keeping the truth from Miranda about why he's in Cabo in the first place...

Writers: Scot Armstrong, Leslie Dixon

Ben Stiller - Eddie
Malin Akerman - Lila
Michelle Monaghan - Miranda
Jerry Stiller - Doc
Rob Corddry - Mac
Carlos Mencia - Tito
Scott Wilson - Boo
Polly Holliday - Beryl
Danny McBride - Martin
Roy Jenkins - Buzz
Stephanie Courtney - Gayla
Amy Sloan - Deborah
Jerry Sherman - Grandpa Anderson
Lauren Bowles - Tammy
Nicholas Kromka - 12 Year Old Twin

Taglines: It seemed like a good idea... at the time


Official Website: DreamWorks Pictures [United States] | Universal Pictures [Germany] |

Release Date: 5 October 2007

Filming Locations: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Opening Weekend: $14,022,105 (USA) (7 October 2007) (3229 Screens)

Gross: $36,771,343 (USA) (2 December 2007)

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Did You Know?

During the drive and the arrival Ben Stiller's character is wearing a Jack Johnson shirt. Ben Stiller was in Jack Johnson's video for the song "Taylor."

Continuity: Eddie's bottle changes hands when he's talking to Uncle Tito and Manuel.

Eddie Cantrow: [to the 12 Year Old Twins] You know what? Why don't you take your little Human Genome Project and hit the road. Homophobic hobbits.

User Review

It's no "Something about Mary"

Rating: 6/10

The horrible crude scenes leave a bad taste and overshadow any funny scenes. I think the Farrelly Brothers wanted to recapture the success of "There's Something About Mary" -- but they've flopped hard.

The universe of "Mary" was completely wacky and any naughty parts just fit into that universe. This one feels like there were too many screenwriters tinkering with it. (5 are listed). Someone wrote a mainstream romantic comedy script -- then someone else (The Brothers, I'm guessing) came along and just stuck in gross shocking bits.

It's very uneven. It loses steam in the third act. Has a very unsatisfying and unpleasant ending. Carlos Mencia is obnoxious. Ben is looking too old to be playing these parts. Meanwhile, the girls still look 25.


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