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The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

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Three days into his Miami honeymoon, New York Jewish Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly ... See full summary »

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Lenny Cantrow
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Kelly Corcoran
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Lila Kolodny
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Mrs. Corcoran
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Mr. Corcoran
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Cousin Ralph
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Colorado Man
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Mrs. Cantrow
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Mrs. Kolodny
Jack Hausman ...
Mr. Kolodny
Erik Lee Preminger ...
Pecan Pie Waiter
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Entertainer
Tim Browne ...
Kelly's Boyfriend
Jean Scoppa ...
Flower Girl
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Three days into his Miami honeymoon, New York Jewish Lenny meets tall, blonde Kelly. This confirms him in his opinion that he has made a serious mistake and he decides he wants Kelly instead. Her rich father is less than keen and lets everyone - including Lenny - know that he hates everything about him and the way he is going on. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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1 February 1973 (Argentina)  »

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Neil Simon's The Heartbreak Kid  »

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Reportedly, actress Cybill Shepherd turned down a number of other roles including one with Peter Fonda in order portray the character of Kelly Corcoran in this movie. See more »

Goofs

Lenny first has his arm on Lila's shoulder, then off, when at the Port of Call. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Corcoran: Stay away from her. I don't hand out my daughter to NEWLY WEDS!
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Spoofed in Only with Married Women (1990) See more »

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Close to You
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
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Grow up, Kid
30 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Remember the "women's pictures" of the 30s and 40s, often starring Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck? A powerful identification element for members of the female audience aspiring to love, wealth, status, even if the leading lady, now fallen or abandoned, is left wondering whether she might have been better off before her quest.

What does this have to do with "The Heatbreak Kid"? Everything! Here is a "men's picture" for our times, even though it is now nearly thirty years old. Happiness is the next woman you meet, because the one you have is not what you imagined her to be. She never will be. If Lenny, married to Lila for three days, decides he has made a mistake, the appropriate downbeat ending of this picture suggests that, on the day of his wedding to Kelly, he has reached the same conclusion.

Sometimes happiness lies in being satisfied with less than the ideal. That's what you're going to end up with anyway.


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