The Heartbreak Kid

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Time Out says

Mon Oct 1 2007

Loosely based on a screenplay by Upper West Side bard, Neil Simon, ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ follows the lovelorn antics of arch singleton Eddie Cantrow (Ben Stiller) and is the second film released this week (alongside ‘Control’) to deal with the hazards of getting married too quickly. At the insistence of his friends and family, Eddie puts his various commitment issues on hold and chooses to embark on a whirlwind romance with Lila (Malin Akerman), a kooky blonde he meets outside a laundromat. As quick as you can say, ‘Hang on, isn’t this ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’?’, they’re waltzing arm-in-arm down the aisle and headed for a life of wedded bliss. It’s en route to their honeymoon in Mexico, however, that the nightmare begins, as Lila – via a 180° change of character – decides to slowly reveal the details her sordid past.

On something of a lull after their lacklustre 2005 effort, ‘A Perfect Catch’, the strong opening 30 minutes of ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ suggest that the Farrelly brothers are aware of the fact that their patented brand of big heart/small brain comedy is being given a twenty-first-century overhaul by Judd Apatow and co. Alas, just as you think the directors have finally grown out of the fat/puke/piss gags, there they are, rolled out by the barrel-load. The film’s best moment by far comes from Eddie’s under-the-thumb buddy Mac (Rob Corddry), who advises that the key to a healthy marriage is to ‘plaster on a smile and wait patiently for the sweet embrace of death’.

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Sir Richard Hewston

I hate people that can't cooment probably on here. The film is rated for 15, so if your over 50 and complaining then go and watch something in blank and white..... This was a good and funny film and 100% recommend in going to watch

Sir Richard Hewston

I hate people that can't cooment probably on here. The film is rated for 15, so if your over 50 and complaining then go and watch something in blank and white..... This was a good and funny film and 100% recommend in going to watch

michelle

typical ben stiller !! enjoyed as always laughed so much my tummy hurt, he made the film ben stiller a legend

michelle

typical ben stiller !! enjoyed as always laughed so much my tummy hurt, he made the film ben stiller a legend

Katie

I liked this. A good laugh- nothing too serious- a bit silly though. Ben Stiller is Great!!!

Katie

I liked this. A good laugh- nothing too serious- a bit silly though. Ben Stiller is Great!!!

louis westcott

havent seen it yet but looks pretty good and funny.Migh be Going to see tomorrow with some friends and if i do hopefully it will be grwat fun

louis westcott

havent seen it yet but looks pretty good and funny.Migh be Going to see tomorrow with some friends and if i do hopefully it will be grwat fun

Tina

I saw this film with my friend and neither of us enjoyed it. I think its aimed more at teenagers who might find the gross humour funny. Having said that some of the content is not for the eyes of 15 year olds and the language in some places is terrible. There is no excuse for the c*nt word at all. Defo wouldn't recommend.

Tina

I saw this film with my friend and neither of us enjoyed it. I think its aimed more at teenagers who might find the gross humour funny. Having said that some of the content is not for the eyes of 15 year olds and the language in some places is terrible. There is no excuse for the c*nt word at all. Defo wouldn't recommend.

Mike

Rubbish, but funny rubbish. Not sure about the use of f***ing c**t in a 15, not necessary. Well worth watching on a brainless, gooney night out, I laughed out loud.

Mike

Rubbish, but funny rubbish. Not sure about the use of f***ing c**t in a 15, not necessary. Well worth watching on a brainless, gooney night out, I laughed out loud.

jojo

Best and funniest bits shown in trailer. overly long but mildly amusing. Gross out bits were unnecessary but apparently were trying to liven up a dull film.

jojo

Best and funniest bits shown in trailer. overly long but mildly amusing. Gross out bits were unnecessary but apparently were trying to liven up a dull film.

rach

I was looking forward to seeing the latest Ben Stiller film as i usually enjoy them, but this time i was seriously let down. I founds the advert for the film the best part, the rest was barely amusing. I began to find it very dull and was easy to predict. Not Impressed

rach

I was looking forward to seeing the latest Ben Stiller film as i usually enjoy them, but this time i was seriously let down. I founds the advert for the film the best part, the rest was barely amusing. I began to find it very dull and was easy to predict. Not Impressed

ABii

its an acee film. funniest so far this year. ive seen it twice becuase i missed 10 minutes of it due to a phone call, & i felt that i needed to watch that ten minutes because it was hilarious!!!

ABii

its an acee film. funniest so far this year. ive seen it twice becuase i missed 10 minutes of it due to a phone call, & i felt that i needed to watch that ten minutes because it was hilarious!!!

George

I thought this film was highly amusing, Thumbs up from all the chaps back at the science lab. Absolutely superb!!! Jolly good show.

George

I thought this film was highly amusing, Thumbs up from all the chaps back at the science lab. Absolutely superb!!! Jolly good show.