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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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?


Jason Bateman and Amy Poehler were originally cast as the leads, when James Bobin was signed on to direct the film, replacing Barry Sonnenfeld. 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 »


Mac: Happy wife, happy life!
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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 »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Take Em Or Leave Em
Written by Thomas Hull
Performed by Amy Lavere (as Amy LaVere)
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First half so-so, second half quite funny.
26 February 2008 | by (West Midlands, England) – See all my reviews

The Heartbreak Kid isn't right up there in the list of great comedies starring Ben Stiller. It's a bit further down, nestled in amongst the likes of Along Came Polly and Envy.

That's not to say it isn't a good film. As far as romcoms go, it's alright. I think it's fair to say the first half trudges along quite slowly but stick with it while the main characters are introduced and the plot is founded because the second half is nicely paced with some very funny moments as things start to conclude. The cliffhanger ending is surprisingly delightful and watch for a final funny scene around halfway through the end credits.

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