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The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

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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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Comedy | Romance

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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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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,022,105, 7 October 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,787,257

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,766,650
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Trivia

Second Farrelly Brothers movie to feature Ben Stiller sharing a joint with a female lead character, while having a deep conversation. The other movie was There's Something About Mary (1998). See more »

Goofs

Miranda states she is drinking a Mind Eraser, however her drink is red and it has tequila in it - both not true. A Mind Eraser would not be either since it contains only vodka, coffee liqueur and soda water. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Cantrow: I love sports. In fact, I even lost my virginity on a baseball diamond.
Buzz: Oh, you're too much. Really?
Eddie Cantrow: Yeah, yeah. A couple of the older kids pushed me down and -
[growls]
Eddie Cantrow: [everyone stops laughing]
Eddie Cantrow: It was not pretty.
[pause]
Gayla: Did you file charges?
Eddie Cantrow: No, I...
Miranda: He was making a joke, Gayla.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Heartbreak Kid: Ben & Jerry (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The First Cut Is The Deepest
Written by Cat Stevens
Performed by Buva
Courtesy of Aperture Music
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Depressing
26 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw the pre-screening. I laughed twice so I'm giving it 2 stars. This movie makes you hate Stiller's character even though he is supposed to be the hero. He's creepy and a liar, yet he dates gorgeous women because they have no better options.

Stiller comes across in typical Stiller fashion, with quirky behaviors and odd humor. The film tries to be light hearted but ends up being quite depressing and not believable. Only a socially dysfunctional audience will see this film as romantic. The audience that has learned to create positive relationships may walk out half way through.

With a personality like that, Stiller's character would end up alone. Guaranteed.


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