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The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

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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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,236,288 (UK) (7 October 2007)

Gross:

$36,787,257 (USA)
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Trivia

During the drive and the arrival, Eddie (Ben Stiller) is wearing a Jack Johnson shirt. Ben Stiller was in Jack Johnson's video for the song "Taylor." See more »

Goofs

During the breakup scene where Lila comments about the guacamole, the ice is visible in their water glasses at one camera angle and is melted in the next. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Cantrow: This is my dad.
Lila: Oh, hi Dad.
Doc: Nice to meet you, Lila.
Lila: How do you know my name?
Doc: Okay, cat's out of the bag. My son found your panties on the sidewalk and we've been talking about you all week. Eddie, give her back her undies.
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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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Featured in The Heartbreak Kid: Halloween (2007) See more »

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Wannabe
Written by Geri Horner, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, Melanie C,
Victoria Beckham (as Victoria Adams), Richard Stannard & Matt Rowe (as Matthew Rowe)
Performed by Spice Girls
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Horrible and a waste of time
18 November 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

In general, people review a film out of will because they either loved it, or hated it. I am sorry to say but this review was written because I hated "The Heartbreak Kid". I went to see this film after weeks of anticipation. I am a huge Ben Stiller fan – as well as a fan of the Farrelly Brothers, so I thought, "this film is going to be gooood". No, no, no. Don't even consider seeing this film. Sure, you may get a few laughs out of it- (the beginning is averagely funny) but those few laughs will be strongly outweighed later in the film and you will just be filled with a feeling of discontent. I must say "The Heartbreak kid" is the worst film I have seen in a long, long time. It is definitely the worst Stiller film of all time. And yes I even saw "Night At The Museum"- Night As The Museum is "The Godfather" in comparison to this film. I can't even begin to explain how much a waste of your life seeing this film will be. Please do something else for 2 hours instead of seeing this film - unless you like horrible characters, plots, very-very-try-hard humour, then go ahead and waste your time.


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