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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£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

When Miranda's cousin Buzz says he is opening another Subway on Route 122 near Oxford, MS. There is no Route 122 anywhere near Oxford. 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.
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Eddie Cantrow: [shrugs] Yeah, I don't wanna play your game, sorry.
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Crazy Credits

Approximately midway through the end credits, there is a scene showing Lila (Malin Akerman) having sex in a bed screaming "cock me" over and over. Cut to the next morning and Lila is shown sleeping in bed with a smile and the camera pans to the left showing a donkey smoking a cigarette in the corner sitting in a chair. See more »

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References Basic Instinct (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

The Tale of the Horny Frog
Written by Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd & Michael Ivins
Performed by The Flaming Lips
Produced by The Flaming Lips, Dave Fridmann & Scott Booker
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First half so-so, second half quite funny.
26 February 2008 | by (West Midlands, England) – See all my reviews

The Heartbreak Kid isn't right up there in the list of great comedies starring Ben Stiller. It's a bit further down, nestled in amongst the likes of Along Came Polly and Envy.

That's not to say it isn't a good film. As far as romcoms go, it's alright. I think it's fair to say the first half trudges along quite slowly but stick with it while the main characters are introduced and the plot is founded because the second half is nicely paced with some very funny moments as things start to conclude. The cliffhanger ending is surprisingly delightful and watch for a final funny scene around halfway through the end credits.


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