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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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... Eddie
... Lila
... Miranda
... Doc
... Mac
... Tito
... Boo
... Beryl
... Martin
... Buzz
... Gayla
... Deborah
Jerry Sherman ... Grandpa Anderson
... Tammy
Nicholas Kromka ... 12 Year Old Twin
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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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Comedy | Romance

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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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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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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 »

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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

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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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Different Drum
Written by Michael Nesmith
Performed by Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
Courtesy of Shout Factory, LLC
By Arrangement with Natural Energy Lab
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It's no "Something about Mary"
7 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

The horrible crude scenes leave a bad taste and overshadow any funny scenes. I think the Farrelly Brothers wanted to recapture the success of "There's Something About Mary" -- but they've flopped hard.

The universe of "Mary" was completely wacky and any naughty parts just fit into that universe. This one feels like there were too many screenwriters tinkering with it. (5 are listed). Someone wrote a mainstream romantic comedy script -- then someone else (The Brothers, I'm guessing) came along and just stuck in gross shocking bits.

It's very uneven. It loses steam in the third act. Has a very unsatisfying and unpleasant ending. Carlos Mencia is obnoxious. Ben is looking too old to be playing these parts. Meanwhile, the girls still look 25.


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