The Heartbreak Kid

The Heartbreak Kid

Bobby Farrelly (2007)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Ben Stiller may be older and greyer than he was in the 1998 Farrelly brothers hit There's Something about Mary, but he hasn't outgrown their distinctive brand of scatological comedy. Here they deliver an outrageously crude remake of Neil Simon's 1972 tale of love and marriage, with Stiller as awkward bachelor Eddie, who marries Lila (Malin Akerman) in haste then repents at leisure during a disastrous honeymoon in Mexico. Put off by his new wife's slobbish habits, and left on his own when she's confined to her room with sunburn, Eddie falls for fellow holidaymaker Miranda (Michelle Monaghan). All sorts of comic complications ensue, often involving bodily fluids and/or functions. Surprisingly, Simon's original set-up withstands the coarseness, ensuring even the most risqué scenes have a sweet undertow. Still, it's hard to imagine original stars Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd enacting a graphic moment in which a woman salves her partner's jellyfish sting by relieving herself over his prone body.


A 40-year-old bachelor decides he has been far too picky in his love life, so he hastily proposes to his girlfriend of several weeks. The future looks rosy as they jet off on their honeymoon, but when he discovers an unpleasant side to his new wife's personality he is tempted to look elsewhere for romance. The Farrelly brothers' comedy, starring Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan and Malin Akerman.

Cast & Crew

Eddie Cantrow Ben Stiller
Miranda Michelle Monaghan
Doc Jerry Stiller
Lila Malin Akerman
Mac Rob Corddry
Uncle Tito Carlos Mencia
Martin Danny McBride (2)
Boo Scott Wilson
Director Bobby Farrelly
Director Peter Farrelly
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: ParamountGuidance: Contains swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse and nudity.Available on: DVDReleased on: 5 Oct 2007