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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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He waited all his life to get married. Too bad he didn't wait another week. See more »

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Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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5 October 2007 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,236,288 (UK) (7 October 2007)

Gross:

$36,787,257 (USA)
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Trivia

Release prints were shipped to some theaters under the fake title "Hansel". Hansel is a character in Zoolander (2001). See more »

Goofs

When Eddie is struggling with the robber (who has stolen Lyla's bag) a red car pulls up twice but when the camera cuts away the car disappears and the car does not pass by. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Cantrow: Hey, Martin!
Martin: Hello, asshole.
Eddie Cantrow: Great to see you too!
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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 Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

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So Good to See You
Written by Jerry Kalaf
Performed by JK Jazz Ensemble
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Heartbreaking...
5 May 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Lumpy and sour, "The Heartbreak Kid" is filled with crude language, crude jokes, and crude sex, little of which is even faintly amusing. It is almost entirely devoid of jokes that work or characters that are even remotely interesting. The character-driven comedy finds all the characters unsympathetic figures who seem either twisted, monstrous, shallow or just plain bad eggs. The film is limp and, for long stretches, quite tedious. I found it largely gross, mean-spirited, frustrating, and ugly. The occasional laughs provided aren't frequent enough or uproarious enough to warrant an investment of nearly two hours of a viewer's time.


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