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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'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
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. Though the sitcom humor of this is much broader and funnier than in May's film, it is also the part most faithful in spirit to the original.
  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. The Farrellys have always danced along the tightrope between funny-disgusting and just plain gross in "There's Something About Mary" and "Shallow Hal." If the ratio was about 50-50 at the best of times, it's now 30-70 in favor of crassness.
  5. 50
    This remake is ultimately content to be repugnant.
  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 ethnic humor that gave May's movie its charge is replaced by crass mean-spiritedness. If I were in movie hell, I'd rather see "Good Luck Chuck" again than return to this atrocity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 39
  2. Negative: 15 out of 39
  1. Jul 18, 2013
    7
    Buena pelicula de comedia, la vi divertida e hilarante, muy graciosa, con un buen sentido del humor.La vi entretenida y carismatica, con graciosas escenas de comedia, para mi, vale la pena verla. Expand
  2. 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 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
  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. Expand
  4. 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. Expand

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