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.
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.
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.
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.
The movie has it moment but for the most part it fails to be a comedy. The first act of the movie was really funny but by the second act the story starts to weaken and the laughs starts to slow down until they completely stop coming by the third act. The acting from Ben Stiller makes you think that he's just there for the paycheck and he really don't give a damn about how well this movie will be. Malin Akerman wasn't in the movie a lot but she overacted whatever scenes she was in. The best part about this movie is probably Michelle Monaghan but her alone couldn't save the movie. This movie is really a shame because it has a amazing cast but the story and acting from most of the cast really made this movie a dull and humorless story.
I never particulary liked Stiller, maybe I would if he stopped making films like this
Two stars for doing exactly what I expected it to do: waste my time.
From my old Netflix reviews:
The Farrellys' glory days of "Kingpin" and "There's Something About Mary" are long behind them and it really shows in this film. All the stops are pulled out with as many gross-out gags and silly sitcom situations as they can fit into the film, but it just ends up as only mildly amusing with an overlong runtime and a weak ending. Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Carlos Mencia and Danny McBride are all wasted in this misstep and the only ones who look like they're having fun are Malin Ackerman and Jerry Stiller. In the end, it winds up as nothing more than a time-killer.
Lo malo de una comedia de casi dos horas de duración es que en este género a una película le da tanto tiempo a ser graciosa como a no serlo.
Pues nada, que me la recordó Kiko Vega y era imposible no volver a verla. De mis comedias favoritas.
You get the feeling after walking out of this that you have only watched half a movie, half a comedy. There is the distinct feeling that elements were missing from this film, ingredients that stopped the film from being a great Farrelly Brothers comedy. This would be their first film in the last ten years that I definitely will not own on DVD.
The film's first half works well. A romance is forged between Stiller and the blonde, then slowly but surely there are signs that this woman is not all she appears to be. There's a lot of genuine fun in this. it's in the second half that things fall apart. There’s a new girl in Michelle Monaghan, and…
A bunch of great movies that scored 33% or less on that crappy website.
Death to critical consensus.
An on-going collection of the worst films ever made. Even the ones that are so fucking bad, they're not worthy…