The Heartbreak Kid
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

In Elaine May's second directorial outing, Charles Grodin stars as Lenny, a slick salesman who, while honeymooning with his new bride, Lila (Jeannie Berlin, May's daughter), begins to have second thoughts about his marriage. Once… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 5, 2002
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Elaine May's deft direction catches all the possibilities of young romance and its tribulations in light strokes and cleverly accents characterization of the various principals.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A first-class American comedy, as startling in its way as was The Graduate.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

A meticulous winnowing of the male ego for the clueless schmuck in it

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Time Out

Wittily directed by May, and neatly scripted by Neil Simon.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Grodin cria um personagem extremamente egoísta que, ainda assim, consegue despertar nossa pena, ao passo que Shepherd, lindíssima, surge mais complexa do que poderíamos imaginar. Mas é Berlin quem rouba o filme com sua Lila irritante e comovente.

Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Forget Fargo and A Simple Plan: In 1972, The Heartbreak Kid had Minnesota down cold.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Elaine May's The Heartbreak Kid was directed with a sure feeling for how comedy can edge over into satire and then tragedy.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Discussion-worthy '70s anti-romantic comedy.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Heartbreak doesn't end; it just runs out of steam.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Tragicomic look at the trials and tribulations of love for young newlyweds. Poignancy and bitterness in constant balance.
William Goss
Great moral dilemma compensates for selfish characters.
AJ Verser
I understand the story is realistic and it's supposed to be that real life kind of humor, but I just couldn't get into the movie. I found it boring… More
Grifty G
Charles Grodin marries his girlfriend, and starts to realize on the Honeymoon that they might not be the best fit. He then meets Cybill Shepherd, and he's… More
Adam Mahler
the remake might be good but it will have to be good in a totally different way than this dark, subtle comedy about a guy lusting for the unobtained and totally… More