THE HEARTBREAK KID
The Movie Itself Is the Real Heartbreaker
Release Date: October 05, 2007
Starring: Ben Stiller, Michelle
Monaghan, Malin Akerman,
Carlos Mencia, Jerry Stiller,
and Robert Corddry
Runtime: 106 minutes
Distributor: DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures
Director: Peter Farrelly and Bobby
Executive Producer: John Davis, Joe Rosenberg and
Marc S. Fischer
Producer: Ted Field and Bradley Thomas
Writer: Peter Farrelly and Bobby
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The newleyweds reach their exotic Mexican hideaway, where Eddie unexpectedly meets and falls in love with Miranda (Michelle Monaghan). The only catch is that Miranda has no idea that Eddie is married, and especially not that he is on his honeymoon. Eddie lies to and charms Miranda’s family just for the chance to try and pick her up. His plan backfires as his new wife gets suspicious and many other guests at the resort begin observing the strangeness of seeing Eddie with two different women.
The thing that will stop many viewers from making a connection with the film is that it is hard to really feel sorry for the main character, Eddie. His poor decisions and rationale for getting married set him up for failure and doesn’t make the audience want to pull for him. He is far from the good guy hero that tugs on the audience’s heart and makes them hope that things really go his way. Adding to the merely average acting and poor quality of the directing is the poor taste of the directors, the Farrelly brothers, which is illustrated all too clearly with the intense profanity, sexual perversion, crude humor, nudity, and overall immoral and disgusting content.
The premise of the story for this film is that if you marry the wrong person for the wrong reasons, then just find someone else – even if that means trying to cheat on your wife during your honeymoon. Adultery is justified and marriage is degraded. Also, whenever you get in trouble or make a mistake, lying is the best solution for your problems. On top of these immoral lessons by the Farrelly brothers, the movie is full of sexual references and innuendos, excessive foul language, perverted jokes and crude words, nudity, sex, inappropriate racial comments, drinking, and drug use. It leaves you going home with a sick feeling for having been exposed to such vile content for the past two hours.
Anyone with a conscious will want to avoid this movie at all costs and send a message to the studios that the public will not support a movie that distorts and fails at an attempt at comedy with such a reprehensible plot and immoral content.
The premise for this movie is that if you marry the wrong person for the wrong reasons, then just find someone else – even if that means cheating on your wife during your honeymoon. Adultery is justified and marriage is degraded. The movie also says that whenever you get into trouble, lying is the best solution. THE HEARTBREAK KID contains extremely crude sexual content, abundant foul language, perverted jokes, and explicit nudity.