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After years of bachelorhood and ample pressure from his father, and best friend, Eddie starts to wonder if he is being too picky about the women he meets. So when a chance encounter with an alluring blonde named Lila leads to a sweet romance, Eddie impulsively proposes. But right after the wedding, as the newlyweds get to know each other on the drive down the California coast, Eddie begins to realize he's made a terrible mistake.
Comedy - This is a crude, raunchy romantic comedy along the lines of Ben
Stiller and the Farrelly Brothers' previous collaboration, There's
Something About Mary. There are a lot of crass, gross-out,
potentially offensive gags that make the film squarely aimed at the
young adult, particularly
PROFANITY: 12 F-words, 16 S-words, 3 GD's, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity. VIOLENCE: Comic hits. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, cocaine. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Gross-out gags, animal and kid humor, drug humor, sex gags.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 83 moviegoers:
TEENS:The only teens were three females and they rated it above average, average and below average. That's not great but it's not bad.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS and ADULTS:Half the males and a little less than half the females truly enjoyed "The Heartbreak Kid." Most of the remaining reviews were in the average to below average range, which is a bit on the low side. There were a few who were more that a little disappointed. Chances are pretty good that you will enjoy it, at least to some degree, but it's certainly not a sure thing.
Unmarried and just turned 40, sporting goods store owner
Eddie Cantrow (Ben Stiller) is on the sidelines of the dating
game when he attends the wedding of his former fiancée.
Feeling like the whole world has paired off except him, and
egged on by his libidinous octogenarian father Doc (Jerry
Stiller) and henpecked married friend Mac (Rob Corddry),
Eddie is primed for a romance. Now all he needs is the girl.
After he interrupts an apparent mugging on the streets
of San Francisco, Eddie meets Lila (Malin Akerman) and the
pair quickly embark on a whirlwind romance, which leads to a
hasty proposal. On the way to Mexico for their honeymoon,
Eddie discovers his new bride not only has the face of an
angel, but a trucker's vocabulary and a nearly insatiable
appetite for hilariously athletic sex. By the time they
reach the swanky resort, Lila has transformed from a gentle
and sweet life partner into a crass, tequila-swigging wench
with a sordid past, leaving Eddie wondering what he's gotten
After Lila refuses to leave their hotel room because of
the sunburn to end all sunburns, Eddie consoles himself at
the bar where he strikes up a casual conversation with
Miranda (Michelle Monaghan), a laid-back high school
lacrossed teacher who is as wholesome and grounded as Lila is
flighty. Soon, the miserable newlywed is manufacturing
excuses to leave his bride behind and spend time with
Miranda. As he falls for Miranda's down home allure, Eddie
tries his best to level with both women. But a series of
misunderstandings leads to a wildly funny confrontation among
a man, two women and a Portuguese man o' war.