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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:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£1,236,288 (UK) (5 October 2007)

Gross:

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

Jason Bateman and Amy Poehler were originally cast as the leads, when James Bobin was signed on to direct the film, replacing Barry Sonnenfeld. See more »

Goofs

When the couple is leaving on their Honeymoon, they drive along I580 by the Altamont Pass Wind Farm. The direction they are traveling would take them back into San Francisco. See more »

Quotes

10 Year Old Girl: Are you like a widow or something?
Eddie Cantrow: Yeah, I'm a widow. Yeah.
10 Year Old Girl: Sorry.
12 Year Old Twin: He's full of it. He's gay.
Eddie Cantrow: No. I'm not gay.
12 Year Old Twin: Let's play 5 in 5 then.
Eddie Cantrow: What is that?
12 Year Old Twin: It's where I ask you 5 questions in 5 seconds. If you're telling the truth, then you shouldn't have to think.
Eddie Cantrow: [shrugs] Yeah, I don't wanna play your game, sorry.
12 Year Old Twin: Quick - how'd your wife die?
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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 Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Rapture
Written by Deborah Harry & Chris Stein
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Under Rated
20 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a little surprised at how badly people are panning this movie; I usually find IMDb ratings to be a good indicator. Many of the negative comments seem to be based on the movie not conforming to the typical 'good guy always wins,' formula driven, oh-so predictable crap that Hollywood tends to pump out. I see one reviewer here actually put "they couldn't even deliver the cliché ending" as if that is something to be strived for. As for me, if I want a morality lesson I'll go to church. If you're looking for a comedy to give you lessons on how to live your life, you've got serious problems.

I'm still only giving the movie a seven because it's a comedy, it's not like it was so moving that it changed my life or anything. As comedies go, though, I found it pretty good. It's not one of those constant, laugh a minute, slapstick comedies, but the parts that did make me laugh literally made me laugh out loud, which is pretty rare for me. All in all, this is one of the best comedies I have seen in years.


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