The Heartbreak Kid

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  • Summary: Eddie meets Lila and the pair quickly embark on a whirlwind romance, which leads to a hasty proposal. On the way to Mexico for their honeymoon, Lila transforms from a gentle and sweet life partner into a crass, tequila-swigging wench with a sordid past, leaving Eddie wondering what he'sEddie meets Lila and the pair quickly embark on a whirlwind romance, which leads to a hasty proposal. On the way to Mexico for their honeymoon, Lila transforms 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. Later on, when Eddie strikes up a casual conversation with Miranda, he finds himself drawn to her allure which 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. (DreamWorks) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 9 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    80
    Uproarious romp, grounded in believable if gleefully implausible human behavior, is a model of comic timing.
  2. The Farrellys manage to have their cake and scarf it down, disgustingly, too.
  3. Grodin always seems like a real guy, whereas Stiller, even working it, is just the designated loser-clown of the megaplex era. He's too harmless to break any hearts.
  4. It's funny in spots if you can tune out the Farrellys' ultra-crass jokes - along with any memory of the first movie.
  5. 50
    There are small moments of real humor.
  6. 38
    So laugh-poor that it shoves all its comedy chips on a bet that you can build a movie around nose gags.
  7. The results are not endearing. Eddie comes off not as a beleaguered Everyman but a heedless, dishonest knob trying to undo a deal that gave him exactly what he deserved. The real surprise is Carlos Mencia, playing an exuberant clerk at the resort hotel. But when Carlos Mencia is the funniest thing in your movie, you've got serious problems.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 39
  2. Negative: 15 out of 39
  1. KevinC.
    Sep 21, 2008
    10
    Absolutely hilarious. If you liked Meet the Parents, this is up your alley. Where is the acclaim for this movie? I can't believe it Absolutely hilarious. If you liked Meet the Parents, this is up your alley. Where is the acclaim for this movie? I can't believe it hasn't gotten more attention. Expand
  2. SM
    Jan 21, 2008
    9
    SUPER FUNNY. The whole theater was full of bursts when I watched this movie (screening before the wide release). It was also very cool for SUPER FUNNY. The whole theater was full of bursts when I watched this movie (screening before the wide release). It was also very cool for taking a date. Expand
  3. LeeP.
    Feb 25, 2008
    8
    I thought that this film was original and in places laugh out loud funny. The Farrelly Brothers back to their vulgar best, with this one I thought that this film was original and in places laugh out loud funny. The Farrelly Brothers back to their vulgar best, with this one probably on a par with their earlier works. Expand
  4. LauraV.
    Oct 14, 2007
    6
    This was entertaining enough. It made us laugh out loud in enough scenes but it certainly won't get any awards. Don't send anybody This was entertaining enough. It made us laugh out loud in enough scenes but it certainly won't get any awards. Don't send anybody to see it who can't take anything nasty or gross because that's mostly the type of humor it relied on. But then, that's Farrelly brother humor and most viewers knew that. Expand
  5. Dean
    Jan 19, 2008
    3
    This was a major disappointment for a Ben Stiller film. It went way overboard and in the end I was no longer connected to the main character This was a major disappointment for a Ben Stiller film. It went way overboard and in the end I was no longer connected to the main character (Stiller). There were definitely parts where I laughed loudly, but there were also parts where I whinced. Overall, it wasn't the acting that made the movie bad, it was the movie. I am a great lover of comedy, including the stupid stuff, but this was sometimes comedy and at other times it was painful. Expand
  6. BillC.
    Oct 30, 2007
    2
    Pretty bad movie. Not many laughs at all. No one in the theater i was in laughed during this movie. It is sad that the same guy who starred Pretty bad movie. Not many laughs at all. No one in the theater i was in laughed during this movie. It is sad that the same guy who starred in Dodgeball and Theres Something About Mary, starred in this worthless movie. I gave it a 2 because it was just good enough that i didn't walk out of the movie. DO NOT SEE THIS FILM! Expand
  7. CA
    Oct 7, 2007
    0
    This movie is one of the poorest outings of the year. Horrible and drab. No humor to be found here and characters that all make you wish you This movie is one of the poorest outings of the year. Horrible and drab. No humor to be found here and characters that all make you wish you had never paid money to see. Expand

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