Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Heartbreak Kid (2007) R - 3½ Stars

Eddie Cantrow (Ben Stiller) is constantly reminded he is single. From his father, his best friend Mac (Rob Corddry) and even made to sit at the "singles" table full of children at a wedding, he's beginning to feel that maybe it's time he found that special someone.

Eddie meets Lila (Malin Akerman) who seems like just perfect. After six weeks of dating, Eddie implusively proposes so Lila doesn't have to relocate with her job. Now married, Lila's annoying habits begin to surface as they drive down to Cabo San Lucas for their honeymoon.

The little sing-a-longs and talking about her past are really getting to him and he is wondering if he made the right choice. Once in Cabo things that should be making him happy are making him feel trapped and goes out for some air. It's there he meets Miranda (Michelle Monaghan).

Miranda is on a family reunion vacation and the two hit it off and he's thinking he's just met the girl of his dreams. Little does Miranda know, Eddie is on his 1st day of his honeymoon. They start to spend a lot of time with each other even meeting her family but what does he do with the Mrs.?

Paramount Pictures
Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Writers: Peter Farrelly, Scot Armstrong, Leslie Dixon
Producers: Ted Field, Bradley Thomas
I viewed 1/08

1 comment:

patrick said...

their case for making Stiller's first wife into an annoying monster, etc. was totally un-convincing... it made him look all the more like a lame-o