The Heartbreak Kid
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If The Heartbreak Kid doesn't go totally wrong, its big problem is that doesn't really go anywhere. It just sort of lies there, like dumb Lila on the beach, waiting to turn gold."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"It just falls flat, flat, flat."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A miserable pathetic mean spirited effort on the Farrelly brothers..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"[The] 2007 remake delivers a lot of laughs despite the fact we're clearly supposed to root for and feel sorry for the cad ... no matter how squirmy or awful his actions."
‑ Alonso Duralde, MSNBC
"It's disappointing to see a comic talent like Ben Stiller slum it in these studio-grade romantic comedies."
‑ Drew Turney, Dark Horizons
"The original's premise has been stripped of anything to do with upward mobility, and except for one shot involving a Prince Albert, the Farrellys' signature shock humor is largely absent."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Gratingly unfunny, mean-spirited Farrelly brothers flick."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"The dumbing down of the central joke just heightens its nastiness"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Bobby and Peter Farrelly don't bring any fresh insight or relevance to their remake of The Heartbreak Kid. Mainly, they've taken a decent comedy and turned it into a...decent comedy."
‑ Tricia Olszewski, Washington City Paper
"It's like watching the younger brother of There's Something About Mary: it's brash and talks too loud, it's a bit snotty and it so wants to be as cool as its older sibling."
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"[A] hit-or-miss, not-as-bad-as-you've-heard remake of the 1972 minor classic."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Though not as engaging as Knocked Up, there is enough humor to keeps us entertained."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"...largely gross, mean-spirited, frustrating, and ugly."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"If you watch this film, don't expect much and you may not be too disappointed. Now there's a ringing endorsement for ya!"
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Beyond its contagious, wacky humour, the film has a very sweet heart"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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