This list is complied from the films mentioned in Jack Lehtonen's Mubi list on vulgar auteurism, the films mentioned in…
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
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.
Very hit or miss. Not good, but not offensively bad either. Though it is overly long and feels even longer due to the fact that it spins its wheels during a second act that goes absolutely nowhere. Basically, Stiller is just good enough to get a few laughs out of some really weak material.
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…
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.
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.
Creo que en su momento todo el mundo pensó que era otra mierda parejera de Stiller sin pararse a leer que está dirigida por los dos tíos que más saben del humor grueso y el golpe bajo.
Uno de los trabajos más retorcidos de los brothers y un comedión como una casa.
Michelle Monaghan is far too good for Ben Stiller.
The Farrellys spend the first reel here detailing their protagonist's initial courtship, with allows this remake to develop its own tone before diving into material better covered by Elaine May's film. Largely ditching the original's profound examination of American one-upmanship, the Farrellys predictably turn this into an outwardly good-natured, inwardly subversive tale in which a mentally unstable man courts an idealized woman. Things work well during the funny (if sloppy) first half, largely thanks to a superb comic turn from Malin Akerman. Once she's out of the picture, interest quickly disappates. Michelle Monaghan becomes the focal point, and she's conceived only as an idealized woman, which isn't very funny at all. Stiller does a reasonable job throughout, but he can't compete with Grodin, who delivered one of cinema's defining comic performances.
I think I'd rather have someone pour lemon juice and salt into my eyes over ever having to watch this again.
Somehow I missed this when it came out. It was for a good reason as I found out the hard way yesterday night. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.
Ok for a Ben Stiller comedy and ok for a romantic comedy. For the first half or so, it's funny enough to be tolerable and the plot goes along as can be expected. The second half, however, gets lame, things just happen, and it's over. Oh well, there are far worse rom-coms out there.
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A heartbreakingly bad film/
This film is so simplistic I could only imagine an audience enjoying this film to be full of giggling mentally challenged people doing Mickey Rourke's popcorn trick from "Diner".
i probably should've paid more attention but everyone was annoying
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