“There was theater (Griffith), poetry (Murnau), painting (Rossellini), dance (Eisenstein), music (Renoir). Henceforth there is cinema. And the cinema is…
The Heartbreak Kid
The story centers on a man who is convinced that he has finally met the right girl and marries too quickly. While on his honeymoon and in the process of discovering that his new bride is a nightmare, he meets the girl of his dreams
The Heartbreak Kid features an always likable Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan is really hot but other than that it isn't funny, sweet, or entertaining. It's a huge mess and honestly a big WTF. The title is also terrible and does not fit the movie.
It's a shame, since the first 45 minutes of "The Heartbreak Kid" have tons of laugh-out-loud moments. However, the second half turns relentlessly stupid, making the characters completely unlikable, losing all of the film's momentum.
Seriously underrated. The original offered a much-needed corrective to Benjamin Braddock. Since then, that entitled, half-checked man-child has given rise to fully spoiled, completely unchecked man-children, and the Farrelly's version exaggerates to skewer Braddock's progeny. The directors and Stiller did this before with There's Something About Mary, but this goes even darker, removing Mary's semi-cop-out ending in favor of suggesting a never-ending cycle of misogyny and self-justification spewed by the sort of scrawny fool who loves to call himself a Nice Guy whenever he gets rejected. Brutal, brutal stuff.
A romantic comedy with Ben Stiller in? It was going to work as well as a violent mafia based film with the lead role being done by Bette Midler.
Whilst on honeymoon, Ben Stiller falls in love with another woman who is married. Oh how the hilarity ensues.
When your wife asks you to cock here, you cock her good.
It's a shame The Heartbreak Kid is too long, unnecessarily crude at times, and lacking real laughs for prolonged periods of time, but there is a solid comedy hidden somewhere deep in here among all that excess.
Ben Stiller delivers a Ben Stiller comedy performance, from the awkward Ben to the completely freaking out Ben, it's all in here and your enjoyment of this film depends on how much of his performance you are able to stomach. You also get his dad here who also is something of an acquired taste, but something tells me no real Stiller hater would check this film out voluntarily. I am not a hater and I don't mind him and his old man at…
This remake was far from horrible. It wasn't amazing, or nearly as good as the original, but it was watchable and fun at 12AM in bed.
This is seriously unhinged, messy and pointless and only has little promising story and comedy. Åkerman, an actor i usually like for her quirky roles is just not a likable character in this film and neither is Stiller. Only likeable thing about this film is Michelle Monaghan's character. Don't know why i wanted to watch this film. It is not very good and is gonna be forgotten in a heartbeat.
Not a classic, but Ben Stiller tones his usual unfunny comedy down to mildly annoying.
" I smell something weird down here. Smells like ya'll been hitting the Devil's lettuce."
This is just another Ben Stiller comedy, he plays another single man trying to find love but is constantly failing. I remember wanting to watch this so much as a kid because my parents wouldn't let me watch this movie. It's funny but it's not great.
It had its moments and several hilarious comments but mostly it was just one of the not too exiting Ben Stiller-movies. And what was up with that donkey......
Intermittently likeable because of the performances, but there's probably more laughs to be had watching any 90 minutes worth of Shawn Michaels footage.
It's almost painful watching this immediately after Elaine May's original and seeing the protagonist get off the hook (and arguably be depicted as even more of an asshole in the way he repeats his mistakes and doesn't actively tell anyone what he's doing until it's too late) while Lila is basically made out to be a totally crazy bitch in every way (where Simon/May depicted her as a real human being with some flaws) is something all too frustrating for words.
Sure, the Farrelly Brothers have no qualms in immediately establishing that Eddie is an asshole from the start (his ex's father yelling "that's because he's the first guy she ever went out with who wasn't a total asshole"), but…
Late-era Sadler-esque humour on display here. Poor form.
This film is kind of stupid
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