Your average slice of late-eighties teenage love story cheese; here, Patrick Dempsy gets accidentally roommate'd with Helen "Billie Jean!" Slater after the computer mistakes her for a male student (because her name is Alex, see?!)
At first they hate each other - he's a serious pipe-smoking, Kerouac readin' writer dude and she likes the night life and casual dating - but you sure have a funny feeling they'll be Happy Together eventually. It's the name of the movie, for crying…
Sometimes you watch a movie that is so good that you're pretty much speechless; The Heartbreak Kid did that to me, with its hilarious comedy, brilliant direction and script, and a helluva ending shot.
Jeannie Berlin is unbelievably funny, as is the always reliable Grodin.
I'll leave it to Ebert to summarize the thoughts I cannot seem to:
"The movie has a way of making us laugh while it hurts, because it makes Lenny into such a blunt object of…