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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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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
Mitchell Jason ...
Cousin Ralph
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Colorado Man
Augusta Dabney ...
Colorado Woman
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Mrs. Cantrow
Marilyn Putnam ...
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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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1 February 1973 (Argentina)  »

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Neil Simon's The Heartbreak Kid  »

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The film's director, actress-writer-director Elaine May, later co-starred in another Neil Simon written film, California Suite (1978). May does not appear in The Heartbreak Kid (1972). Also a writer, Elaine though never worked as a screenwriter on one of Simon's works. See more »

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

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Lenny Cantrow: They should have said that to us at the door... they should have warned us that there was a danger of running out of pecan pie.
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Referenced in Pitch (1997) See more »

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The Theme From the Heartbreak Kid
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
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Entertaining
29 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

While on honeymoon with his nice Jewish bride, an indecisive young man meets the woman of his dreams. May elicits good performances and keeps it entertaining but the script is not one of Simon's best. Grodin is terrific as the schmuck who sees an opportunity to go for the gold in the form of WASP beauty Shepherd. Berlin (daughter of May) steals the film as the jilted wife, a loving if not lovely woman that one wants to give a reassuring hug to. The scene where Grodin dumps her is indeed heartbreaking. Albert is funny as Shepherd's stern father, who eventually tries to buy off Grodin. This film has parallels to "The Graduate," although it is nowhere as good as that classic.


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