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5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 75 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 41 out of 75
  2. Negative: 27 out of 75

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  1. Apr 10, 2011
    7
    It seems that the Farrelly brothers got quite a bit right with The Heartbreak Kid. Eddie (Ben Stiller) is a guy who falls in love with and marries a woman, Lila, only to realise on their honeymoon that she is a nightmare, meanwhile falling head over heels for another. This is a ricidulous story but there are so many things in this film that are just damn funny, most of all Eddie's bestIt seems that the Farrelly brothers got quite a bit right with The Heartbreak Kid. Eddie (Ben Stiller) is a guy who falls in love with and marries a woman, Lila, only to realise on their honeymoon that she is a nightmare, meanwhile falling head over heels for another. This is a ricidulous story but there are so many things in this film that are just damn funny, most of all Eddie's best friend (Rob Corrdry) and father (Stiller's real father) who are so hopelessly off-the-mark in their advice, that these simple exchanges provide some of the funniest moments throughout. The entire Mexican sequence reeks of charm and Monaghan likewise, despite the fact that she is annoying in basically every other role she has played. The soundtrack, featuring a great mix of Bowie tracks keeps the film suitably up-beat. Despite the generally weak storyline there are too many laughs to call this another ordinary film. At times the comedy is subtle and at others profane - either suits in this light-hearted laugh fest.â Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2012
    4
    You can almost tell Stiller's not comfortable with the words coming out of his mouth. I'm not sure why he was picked for the role, since he's not the man for it. Don't get me wrong- I love Stiller. This is just not his material.
  3. Jun 2, 2013
    6
    A good movie until things go slightly sour. Most of the laughs you won't feel good about and Stiller's character is highly unlikeable. Some nice parts from the female leads and the lovely settings keep everything fresh but this Farelly brothers flick could have used a fresh lick of paint and the old formula to keep the laughs rolling in.
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46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic 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. Farrelly brothers films are looking better and better, but aren't nearly as funny as their grungy early films that hit with the stealth and vigor of guerrilla commandos. Maybe there is a kind of heartbreak here after all.
  3. 78
    This is a Farrelly film for adults, if not the entire family, and its a charmer, honest both to the nature of the loves we choose in haste, and the fear that makes us so hasty so often.