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The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  5 October 2007 (USA)
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A newly wed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon.

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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... Written by Lex

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Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Seven Day Itch  »

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£1,236,288 (UK) (5 October 2007)

Gross:

$36,771,343 (USA) (30 November 2007)
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Trivia

Eddie's father, Doc, is played by Jerry Stiller, Ben Stiller's father in real life. See more »

Goofs

Eddie and Miranda are having drinks with the family after their day at the beach. In the first shot Eddie has a nearly emptied green colored drink. In the ensuing shots the color changes to white and the level of the drink changes periodically. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Cantrow: Oh, excuse me.
Flamboyant Man: Yeah.
Eddie Cantrow: Hey, are you running this whole thing?
Flamboyant Man: Oh. Sure. Walk up to the first homo you see and assume he's the wedding coordinator, right? Nice.
Eddie Cantrow: No, no. I didn't - I didn't mean that.
Flamboyant Man: Nice stereotype, buddy. Nice.
[the obviously gay wedding coordinator walks up to them]
Wedding Coordinator: [in a sing-song voice] Did I hear someone say "wedding coordinator"? That would be *moi*!
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Wedding Coordinator: How can I help you?
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Crazy Credits

After the completion of the end credits, a scene showing Eddie Cantrow's (Ben Stiller) bunkmate at camp saying good night and then snorting cocaine (in reference to the deviated septum scene in the film). See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Cuando Canto
Written by William Abers (as Willy Abers), Raul Pacheco, Justin Poree,
Asdrubal Sierra (as Asdru Sierra), Jiro Yamaguchi & Ulises Bella
Performed by Ozomatli
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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It's no "Something about Mary"
7 October 2007 | by (Seattle WA USA) – See all my reviews

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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