The Heartbreak Kid
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

This remake of Elaine May's The Heartbreak Kid stars Ben Stiller as Eddie, a man who as the film opens is getting married to a woman he proposed to after knowing her for just one week. While on their honeymoon he discovers that his new… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 26, 2007
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29%
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User Score
37%



Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite some amiable performances, The Heartbreak Kid is neither as daring nor as funny as the Farrelly Brothers' earlier films.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It just falls flat, flat, flat.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A miserable pathetic mean spirited effort on the Farrelly brothers...

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David Fear
Time Out New York

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.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

Gratingly unfunny, mean-spirited Farrelly brothers flick.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The dumbing down of the central joke just heightens its nastiness

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

[A] hit-or-miss, not-as-bad-as-you've-heard remake of the 1972 minor classic.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Though not as engaging as Knocked Up, there is enough humor to keeps us entertained.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...largely gross, mean-spirited, frustrating, and ugly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Farrelly Brothers have made some terrific, hilarious comedies in the past. Some of their films are modern classics and are still funny time and time again.… More
Bethany Murphy
I'll pay a compliment to Ben Stiller and say this was his best work. It was extrememely funny and I admit that I quite enjoyed it. 8/10.
Phil Hubbs
I like the Stillers allot, most comedies Ben makes are really fun, light hearted and usually spoofy, this has the added bonus of having his dad Jerry in there… More
Manu Gino
Quite funny and peculiar, I enjoyed it alot. Eddie is forty, owns a sporting-goods store, and is still single. After watching his ex-fiancée walk down the… More
Melvin White
Doc: Now listen to me and listen to me good! When your wife, on her honeymoon, asks you to cock her, you cock her good, God damn it! The Heartbreak Kid is a… More
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