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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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He waited all his life to get married. Too bad he didn't wait another week. See more »

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Eddie said The Perfect Storm was shot off the Mexican resort but the movie was never filmed in Mexico. He was just saying that to discourage his wife from going on to the boat. See more »

Quotes

Mac: Look, you want to know the secret to a happy marriage? Do what I do. Plaster on a fake smile, plow through the next half century, sit back, relax, and wait for the sweet embrace of death!
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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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Annihilation of the Bee
Written & Performed by Metaphor
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This film got a raw deal and that is heartbreaking!
10 March 2008 | by meezaSee all my reviews

What a heartbreak it must have been for the quirky director siblings The Farrelly Brothers when their latest outlandish comedy "The Heartbreak Kid" broke in as a box office disappointment. It did not help matters much when critics did not have a heart and ripped it to shreds. However, I am not one of those critics; probably because I do not have the certification to be a critic. All kidding aside, I thought "The Heartbreak Kid" was a laugh riot! Let me break the narrative to you. Ben Stiller stars as Eddie Cantrow, a San Francisco sporting goods owner who marries Lila, a woman he has only known for six weeks. Lila is played by the up-and-coming Malin Akerman. The movie is primarily set in Cabo, Mexico which is where Eddie and Lila go on their honeymoon. In Cabo, Eddie discovers that Lila is not the woman he thought she was and before you could say "se acabo in Cabo" he craves to stay apart from loony Lila. In Cabo, Eddie also meets a Mississippi cutie redneck woman named Miranda; played also by another up-and-coming actress Michelle Monaghan. Mr. Eddie all of a sudden wants to horse around with Miranda behind his wife's back. Plot twists eventually get more zany & bizarre, and of course what is a Farrelly movie without some Farrellycious gross comedy. Stiller, Akerman, and Monaghan did put their heart into their commendable comedic performances. Also, some other praiseworthy acting broke into "The Heartbreak Kid" in the form of: Jerry Stiller playing Eddie's dad Doc, Rob Corddry playing Eddie's follicle challenged best friend Mac, and Danny McBride playing Miranda's overprotective redneck cousin Martin. The Farrelly Brothers far-out comedy does go into a roller-coaster turn at times, but it was riding way high in most of "The Heartbreak Kid". I thought "The Heartbreak Kid" was in the apex of comedic popcorn entertainment for 2007, and I do wholeheartedly mean that. ***** Excellent


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