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The Heartbreak Kid

The Heartbreak Kid

Director:Bobby and Peter Farrelly
Cast:Ben Stiller, Malin Akerman, Michelle Monaghan, Jerry Stiller, Carlos Mencia, Bob Corddry
Release Date:2007
Genre:Comedy, Romantic Comedy

By Wendy Ward | Posted 10/10/2007

After down-on-his-love-luck Eddie Cantrow (Ben Stiller) goes to an ex-girlfriend's Valentine's Day wedding-which super did not lift his spirits-he meets the lovely Cameron Diaz, oops, the lovely Lila (spot-on C.D. doppelganger Malin Akerman, down to her mannerisms and voice). Spurred on by his father Doc (the irresistible Jerry Stiller, who is still threatening to kick ass while taking names), who just wants his only son to get attached if he isn't going to spend his single days "crushing pussy"-Doc's term-and his married best friend Mac (always the-buddy-never-the-lead Rob Corddry), he marries Lila after only a few weeks. Woot! turns to poot on their Cabo honeymoon, when Lila reveals more secrets than a diary and more mood swings than Madonna mid-menopause. Eddie freaks and meets Miranda (Michelle Monaghan from Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, who doesn't have to show her tits now that there's another chick in the flick) and bummed that he's married to There's Something Bad About Mary says fuck it: Lila's room-bound with a sun/chemical burn and Miranda's Mississippi relations take a shine to him so everyone do tequila shots! In typical Farrelly Brothers fashion, sight gags and misunderstandings flow like margaritas on a Mexican beach but Eddie's border-crossing antics and a revealing blonde bush will go down in the Farrelly Top 10 movie moments of hilarity.

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