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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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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

At the Corcoran's dinner table, the camera zooms in on Kelly eating solid food off a fork. A split second later while 'Leonard' is in mid-sentence, she and the others are shown eating soup with spoons. See more »

Quotes

Lenny Cantrow: I was irritable in Georgia. I was fine in Virginia and Delaware.
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The Theme From the Heartbreak Kid
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
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Pretty Good Comedy
27 January 2004 | by (Bay Area, California) – See all my reviews

I saw this on Cable a few years back and thought it was one of the funniest older movies I have ever seen. Charles Grodin is simply hilarious as Lenny. Lenny's wife also is played well by Jeanie Berlin. Cybil Shepherd does a fine job in one of her first roles. Eddie Albert even shows up and is hilarious as the father of Cybil Shepherd. I highly recomend this one. Favorite Scene: Grodin talking to the big football player outside the college classes. that is one of the funniest scenes in movie history. Check it out.


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