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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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Scot Armstrong (screenplay), Leslie Dixon (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Eddie
Malin Akerman ... Lila
Michelle Monaghan ... Miranda
Jerry Stiller ... Doc
Rob Corddry ... Mac
Carlos Mencia ... Tito
Scott Wilson ... Boo
Polly Holliday ... Beryl
Danny McBride ... Martin
Roy Jenkins ... Buzz
Stephanie Courtney ... Gayla
Amy Sloan ... Deborah
Jerry Sherman Jerry Sherman ... Grandpa Anderson
Lauren Bowles ... Tammy
Nicholas Kromka Nicholas Kromka ... 12 Year Old Twin
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Day Itch See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Stiller's name in the film is Eddie Cantrow. This is a throwback to the 1972 film in which the lead character's (Charles Grodin) name was Lenny Cantrow. See more »

Goofs

Miranda tells Eddie that she coaches the women's lacrosse team at Ole Miss, a.k.a. The University of Mississippi. Ole Miss does not have a women's (or men's) lacrosse team. See more »

Quotes

Martin: I smell something weird down here. Smells like ya'll been hitting the Devil's lettuce.
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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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Remake of Luna di miele in tre (1976) See more »

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The Flaming Lips appear courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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The Farrelly Brother's Return to Raunchy R-Rated Comedy
28 December 2007 | by MichaelMargetisSee all my reviews

Sure the new raunchy Farrelly Brothers movie 'The Heartbreak Kid' is stupid and disgusting, but one thing it is not is sappy. In an age where most comedies with a romantic angle have a sweet sentimental side, 'The Heartbreak Kid' is completely free o...(read more)f that. It's insensitive, gross and completely unpretentious. But that doesn't mean it's good. While side-splittingly funny at some parts, a great deal of the film swings and misses with it's jokes. Ben Stiller is very funny playing the emasculate pussy he always plays and Malin Akerman is adequate in her role. The rest of the cast is decent with the exception of Carlos Mencia who overplays his part so much he becomes annoying. As far as Farrelly Brothers go 'Heartbreak Kid' is certainly not on par with 'There's Something About Mary', 'Kingpin' and 'Dumb and Dumberer', but certainly better than 'Stuck on Me'. I recommend 'The Heartbreak Kid' to someone wanting to see a gross-out comedy lacking in plot. Grade: C+


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