The Heartbreak Kid

He waited all his life to get married. Too bad he didn't wait another week.


The Heartbreak Kid
An unmarried 40 year old man meets a woman, and, desperate not to lose her, marries her within a week. They head off to Mexico on holiday, where he soon discovers that his perfect bride is not so perfect after all. Realising he has made the biggest mistake of his life, he is pleasantly surprised to meet another young woman, and they soon hit it off. Unfortunately he never quite gets around to telling her that he's married, and has to be increasingly creative to spend time with her without his wife becoming suspicious. Meanwhile, her brother suspects that something is not quite right. Note that the film contains a lot of crude humour and language, sensitive viewers are warned.

115 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity).
Comedy.

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Credits

Cast
Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Jerry Stiller, Malin Akerman, Carlos Mencia, Rob Corddry, Stephanie Courtney, Ali Hillis, Kathy Lamkin, Nicol Paone, Joel Bryant
Director
Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
ScreenplayScot Armstrong, Leslie Dixon, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, Kevin Barnett, based on the short story by Bruce Jay Friedman and screenplay by Neil Simon
MusicBill Ryan, Brendan Ryan
CinematographyMatthew F. Leonetti
EditingAlan Baumgarten, Sam Seig
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byDreamWorks Pictures, Conundrum Entertainment, Radar Pictures, Davis Entertainment, DreamWorks SKG

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, romance
LanguageStrong, crude, vulgar, in context
NudityBrief exposure of breasts in sexual context
SexInfrequent
ViolenceMedium comic violence, infrequent
PrejudiceHomophobia in context, infrequent
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Kirk Honeycutt
5
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg quote iconDie skeppers van There's Something About Mary duik hier lelik in die hek.
5
Cape Times
Carina Chocano quote iconMean little tale from the Farrelly brothers.
1
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconhe Farrelly brothers and Ben Stiller have combined forces for the comic remake of The Heartbreak Kid — but it fails miserably on all fronts.
8
BBC
Anna Smith quote iconThe Heartbreak Kid offers up a handful of sharp laughs as Eddie tries to trade in old for new, but not enough to distract from his unsympathetic character.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe film is a squirmy miscalculation of tone.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconhe Heartbreak Kid, while not without its share of tiny, ephemeral pleasures, is a surprisingly flat and unamusing comedy.
10
ScreenIt
quote iconThose looking for sophisticated comedy will need to search elsewhere (and may walk out if they're sensitive to crude sexual humor), but those desirous of the antics found long ago in There's Something About Mary may just enjoy the filmmakers' return to their old form.
10
Metacritic.com
30 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
136 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconNeither as daring nor as funny as the Farrelly Brothers' earlier films.
6

What the People say

Internet
4370 Netizens quote iconThe Farrellys Flail on a Flummoxing Flick About a Schlub Who Turns Into a Jerk
12

Average .. 40%

8




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