A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.
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
In the drinking scene where Eddie is introduced to Miranda's family, the Progressive insurance spokeswoman "Flo" is sitting across from actress Polly Holiday who played "Flo" in the TV series "Alice". See more »
Opening Sequence of the film, Eddie and Doc are walking down a steep hill sidewalk and doc asks about "anything exciting" in Eddie's life. There are NO cars anywhere near them. The very next cut Eddie is answering the question and they are on a level sidewalk and there are cars parked in the street and behind them over doc's head. They also pass the same group of seated sidewalk coffee drinkers twice. See more »
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 »
Heavy-handed remake of the 1972 original replaces selfish adults with immature brats...
Sporting goods store owner (Ben Stiller, incredulous as ever) from San Francisco has a whirlwind courtship and marriage to a leggy blonde which culminates in disaster once they honeymoon down Mexico way; she reveals a seamy past, an uncertain financial future, and a deviated septum while he falls for a dryly humorous brunette on vacation with her relatives (they meet when she drops her camera over the balcony). Bruce Jay Friedman's original story (and Neil Simon's 1972 adaptation) retooled for the "There's Something About Mary" generation. What was originally played for ethnic laughs (Jews vs. Gentiles) has been substituted with what can only be described as nasal-passage humor. Five screenwriters worked on this bombastic version, including the directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly, but the jokes are nasty and ugly throughout. Elaine May's version was unsympathetic and cruel, but at least had credible characters. Stiller believes his new lady-friend and her family are aware he has a wife, unaware they think he's a grieving widower and that his spouse was viciously murdered! The scenario, laden with misunderstandings and dim slapstick worthy of a "Three's Company" rerun, is so wrongheaded that even the gags which should work tend to fail. The glossy locale turns out to be a presumptuous obstacle in the proceedings (it overwhelms the slim little plot), while the romantic entanglements are not unraveled with any smarts. What a missed opportunity! This tale is ripe for satiric barbs, but the writing team aims instead for low-brow shenanigans made to appeal to an audience of the lowest common denominator. * from ****
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