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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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5 October 2007 (USA)  »

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Seven Day Itch  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,236,288 (UK) (5 October 2007)

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

Eddie and Miranda come back from their fun date singing "Ashes to Ashes" by David Bowie. Not only does car singing annoy Eddie, but he is happily singing along with Miranda to Lyla's favorite singer (remember the underwear). 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: 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 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

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Written by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Under Rated
20 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a little surprised at how badly people are panning this movie; I usually find IMDb ratings to be a good indicator. Many of the negative comments seem to be based on the movie not conforming to the typical 'good guy always wins,' formula driven, oh-so predictable crap that Hollywood tends to pump out. I see one reviewer here actually put "they couldn't even deliver the cliché ending" as if that is something to be strived for. As for me, if I want a morality lesson I'll go to church. If you're looking for a comedy to give you lessons on how to live your life, you've got serious problems.

I'm still only giving the movie a seven because it's a comedy, it's not like it was so moving that it changed my life or anything. As comedies go, though, I found it pretty good. It's not one of those constant, laugh a minute, slapstick comedies, but the parts that did make me laugh literally made me laugh out loud, which is pretty rare for me. All in all, this is one of the best comedies I have seen in years.


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