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The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

R  |   |  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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Release Date:

5 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seven Day Itch  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,236,288 (UK) (5 October 2007)


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

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Did You Know?


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


When Lila is wiping the cream off her face, you can see the red makeup used to create a sunburn on the towel she uses. See more »


Doc: So, what's new Eddie? Anything exciting?
Eddie Cantrow: Ah, yeah, we just got those new Nike Sasquatch drivers in the store, so that's been kind of cool.
Doc: Let me rephrase the question. You been crushin' any pussy?
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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 »


Remake of The Heartbreak Kid (1972) See more »


Take Em Or Leave Em
Written by Thomas Hull
Performed by Amy Lavere (as Amy LaVere)
Courtesy of Archer Records
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Heavy-handed remake of the 1972 original replaces selfish adults with immature brats...
3 January 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

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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