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At Theaters: 10/5/2007 On Video: 12/21/2007
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 56 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 499980
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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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.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
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 male, market.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ben Stiller NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, MADAGASCAR, MEET THE FOCKERS
Michelle Monaghan KISS KISS BANG BANG, NORTH COUNTRY
Malin Akerman THE BROTHERS SOLOMON
Jerry Stiller ON THE LINE, ZOOLANDER
Rob Corddry I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY
Carlos Mencia TV's - MIND OF MENCIA
Scott Wilson THE LAST SAMURAI
Danny McBride HOT ROD
Director: Peter & Bobby Farrelly FEVER PITCH, STUCK ON YOU, SHALLOW HAL
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
There's Something About The Farrelly Brothers
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Content Heading
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.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average The Heartbreak Kid, while not without its share of tiny, ephemeral pleasures, is a surprisingly flat and unamusing comedy.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average There are small moments of real humor...But the film is a squirmy miscalculation of tone.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average The Heartbreak Kid, which, while not the best of their raucous fare, is merrily quintessential Farrelly.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 83 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (F)
3
About 50/50
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
15
Fairly High
87%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
14
About 50/50
86%
30+Adults (M)
19
Fairly High
95%
30+Adults (F)
32
Fairly Low
78%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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 himself into.

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.

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