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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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Genres:

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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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

Eddie's bottle changes hands when he's talking to Uncle Tito and Manuel. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Cantrow: Oh, excuse me.
Flamboyant Man: Yeah.
Eddie Cantrow: Hey, are you running this whole thing?
Flamboyant Man: Oh. Sure. Walk up to the first homo you see and assume he's the wedding coordinator, right? Nice.
Eddie Cantrow: No, no. I didn't - I didn't mean that.
Flamboyant Man: Nice stereotype, buddy. Nice.
[the obviously gay wedding coordinator walks up to them]
Wedding Coordinator: [in a sing-song voice] Did I hear someone say "wedding coordinator"? That would be *moi*!
[simpering]
Wedding Coordinator: How can I help you?
[...]
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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

References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Canciones de Amor
Written & Performed by Julieta Venegas
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Mexico) S.A. de C.V., Mexico
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Depressing
26 September 2007 | by noperddSee all my reviews

I saw the pre-screening. I laughed twice so I'm giving it 2 stars. This movie makes you hate Stiller's character even though he is supposed to be the hero. He's creepy and a liar, yet he dates gorgeous women because they have no better options.

Stiller comes across in typical Stiller fashion, with quirky behaviors and odd humor. The film tries to be light hearted but ends up being quite depressing and not believable. Only a socially dysfunctional audience will see this film as romantic. The audience that has learned to create positive relationships may walk out half way through.

With a personality like that, Stiller's character would end up alone. Guaranteed.


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