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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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the drinking scene, where Eddie is introduced to Miranda's family, the Progressive insurance spokeswoman "Flo" is sitting across from Polly Holiday, who played "Flo" on the television series Alice (1976). See more »

Goofs

When Eddie is checking into the hotel you can see a boat passing in the ocean behind Tito, but when the camera cuts to Eddie then back to Tito the boat is gone, even though their wouldn't have been enough time for the boat to pass out of the scene. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Cantrow: [to the 12 Year Old Twins] You know what? Why don't you take your little Human Genome Project and hit the road. Homophobic hobbits.
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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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Featured in HBO First Look: Making 'The Heartbreak Kid' (2007) See more »

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Honey Come Home
Written by John Alagia & Chris Keup
Performed by John Alagia
Courtesy of Crab Trap Entertainment
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Great comedy !
27 November 2007 | by mheron-2See all my reviews

The Farrely Brothers did it again ! One more good comedy for their list. I don't understand people saying this film is bad, cruel or something. This film is great, has a lot of funny moments, terrific cast and a rocking soundtrack. Who wants more than 1 hour and a half of pure fun, laughs and weird moments. The story is simple: Eddie (Ben Stiller) is a bachelor who finds what seems to be the perfect girl. He marries her only to find that she's a living nightmare. Later, he meets another girl and wind up falling in love with her. That's where the fun begins when he gets into a terrible mess with his wife and his new affair. The film is not politically correct, but fun don't have to be correct. Fun is fun and is meant to make you laugh and the film truly deliver the goods. If you are too moral about wedding, loyalty, good manners, please don't see this movie cause you probably will not like it. The ending really surprised me. I thought it was going to be something like sweet and warm. Instead, we have a real life, non-moral type of ending.


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