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The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

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A newly wed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon.

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Scot Armstrong (screenplay), Leslie Dixon (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Eddie
Malin Akerman ... Lila
Michelle Monaghan ... Miranda
Jerry Stiller ... Doc
Rob Corddry ... Mac
Carlos Mencia ... Tito
Scott Wilson ... Boo
Polly Holliday ... Beryl
Danny McBride ... Martin
Roy Jenkins ... Buzz
Stephanie Courtney ... Gayla
Amy Sloan ... Deborah
Jerry Sherman Jerry Sherman ... Grandpa Anderson
Lauren Bowles ... Tammy
Nicholas Kromka Nicholas Kromka ... 12 Year Old Twin
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Storyline

Eddie is forty, owns a sporting-goods store, and is still single. After watching his ex-fiancée walk down the aisle, he meets Lila, an environmental researcher, who seems too good to be true. Pressured by his father and best friend, Eddie pops the question and marries Lila after only 6 weeks. However, as he almost instantly discovers, his new bride is a nightmare with more baggage than he can handle. She's immature, foolish, a monster in bed, owes a tremendous amount of money to various sources, and as it turns out, is only a volunteer and doesn't actually have a job. While on their honeymoon in Cabo, Eddie meets Miranda, a down-to-earth lacrosse coach who is visiting with her family. Sparks fly, and Eddie falls for her. Now comes the tricky part of breaking off his marriage to crazy Lila, all while keeping the truth from Miranda about why he's in Cabo in the first place... Written by Lex

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humor and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Day Itch See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,022,105, 7 October 2007

Gross USA:

$36,787,257

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,766,650
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Malin Akerman sings Rapture by Blondie in the car ride to Mexico. Malin later portrayed Debbie Harry of Blondie in CBGB (2013). See more »

Goofs

During the breakup scene where Lila comments about the guacamole, the ice is visible in their water glasses at one camera angle and is melted in the next. See more »

Quotes

Mac: Happy wife, happy life!
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Crazy Credits

Approximately midway through the end credits, there is a scene showing Lila (Malin Akerman) having sex in a bed screaming "cock me" over and over. Cut to the next morning and Lila is shown sleeping in bed with a smile and the camera pans to the left showing a donkey smoking a cigarette in the corner sitting in a chair. See more »

Connections

References The Perfect Storm (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Under Pressure
Written by David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, John Deacon & Brian May
Performed by Queen and David Bowie
Courtesy of RZO Music, EMI Records Ltd. and Hollywood Records Inc.
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Saw this at a screening
24 August 2007 | by MLBNFL2528See all my reviews

This film is your typical Farrelly brothers movie: Raunchy, crude, derogatory, foul mouthed, yet hilariously well done movies. As you watch you realize how dumb and obvious some of the jokes are and yes you also realize that there is probably a better movie out at the moment but this was worth my time to see. Ben Stiller struggles as an actor but is uplifted by the presence of his father, Jerry Stiller who plays Ben's dad on screen for the first time. The plot circles around the conflict of Ben Stiller's character with first his reluctance to get married and then his overeagerness to tie the knot culminating in a very eventful honeymoon with his new wife. He meets a girl played by Michelle Monaghan of MI3 fame and they start falling for one another till the roof caves in as it always does in these romantic comedies. As a whole it is a bit to obvious and cliché at many points but it the film has a soul and many laughs and us well worth a sampling.


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