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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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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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1 February 1973 (Argentina)  »

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Neil Simon's The Heartbreak Kid  »

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Trivia

This film was the first ever filmed adaptation of a written work by writer Bruce Jay Friedman. 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: I have never heard such a crock of horse - -t in my life.
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Referenced in I'm with Her: The Heartbreak Kid (2004) See more »

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I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke
Copyright 1971 The Coca Cola Company
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The Slow Burn
4 September 2010 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie recently became available on Netflix! It's even on their Instant Queue so you can watch it on demand.

It's very different than the Ben Stiller remake (which I also enjoyed.) But in this movie Lenny is not at all a sympathetic character while his wife certainly is. There are some really intense scenes in this movie. Sometimes uncomfortably so. I guess this was one of the first "Dramedy" movies before that term was even invented.

Anyway, there is one classic scene in this film that's absolutely worth the price of admission. Eddie Albert earns his Oscar nomination without saying a single word, doing the Slow Burn to end all Slow Burns, while Lenny "lays his cards on the table".


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