When 40-year-old San Francisco bachelor Eddie Cantrow (Ben Stiller) attends the wedding of his ex-fiancée -- and is seated at a "singles table" full of children -- he realizes maybe he's been too picky in his love life, and it's time to settle down. Fortunately, he doesn't have to compromise his standards when he meets Lila (Malin Akerman), a funny, attractive blond who does environmental research for a living. Lila's company wants to relocate her to Europe, but only because she's single -- they don't force married couples to uproot themselves. So Eddie hastily proposes to her, even though they've only been dating for six weeks. But the moment they exchange vows, Eddie starts to notice Lila's rough edges and annoying habits, which had remained hidden underneath her perfect exterior. Their Cabo San Lucas honeymoon gets off to a rough start full of tuneless pop singalongs and surprising revelations about Lila's job and her past. Things only get worse for a confused Eddie when he meets Miranda (Michelle Monaghan), a Midwesterner in Cabo for a family reunion -- and starts to wish he'd held out just a little bit longer. The Heartbreak Kid is Peter and Bobby Farrelly's remake of the 1972 Elaine May comedy of the same name, starring Charles Grodin. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi
Pretty risque' in parts, but very funny overall. Not for kids, but a great film for adults. Ben Stiller and his dad were outstanding! I would definitely recommend this movie for all with the maturity and open-mindedness to handle it.
Ben should stick to the Museum movies. He is as funny as a broken leg and his dad, Jerry, plays an overbearing loudmouth who is as funny as another broken leg. In fact, there was no one in the entire movie who could deliver a funny line or thought. what a waste of time.
Heartbreak Kid is supposed to be a romantic comedy, I suppose, but it is neither romantic nor funny. The story is empty. There are only one or two amusing moments in the film. At first, Ben Stiller's character is fairly sympathetic, but that ends before the movie is half over. The movie is crude and vulgar in language, in story, and in underlying thought. It has nothing to contribute to the world of art or entertainment. Since I was at home working on the computer, I let the DVD run its entire long course to see if it would get any better. The ending was even worse than the rest of the movie. In a theatre, I would have left half-way through and asked for my money back.