Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

Not your typical happy-go-lucky rom-com, this twisted story begins as Eddie (Ben Stiller), the perpetual bachelor meets Lila (Malin Akerman) and they begin dating. They make out A LOT. Then, Lila learns that she will be transferred to Rotterdam for her work as an ecologist. She'll be gone for two years. However, if she's married, she won't be sent abroad. It's only been six weeks and he isn't sure. After his dad (real life dad Jerry Stiller) and buddy Mac (Daily Show" correspondent Rob Corddry) give him so much crap about his commitment phobias, Eddie and Lila jump the broom. Immediately (on the honeymoon), Eddie realizes it was a mistake. When he meets and falls for Miranda (Michelle Monaghan), a fellow vacationer at the same resort, he must figure out what to do.We're Moving to Rotterdam?!??

Ben Stiller is hi·lar·i·ous. The movie is raunchy, Tito's character (Carlos Mencia) is tiresome and some jokes fall flat, but it has some pretty good LOL moments. When you think it's over, you get an epilogue. The ending is unexpected, but when it happens, I had to laugh (and roll my eyes). Go into it with no expectations and you will find some morsels of enjoyment.

Director: Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly

Country: US

Genre: Comedy

Minutes:  114 minutes

Scale: 3

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