The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

R16
2007
|
115 mins
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The Heartbreak Kid (2007) | Ratings & Reviews

"The Farrellys add a liberal dose of additional bad taste to the original, including (tucked in among the final credits as a reward for folks who stay to the bitter end) an envelope-pushing sequence that may be looked back on as the first example of mainstream bestiality..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"What's missing is heart, and without it the film falls flat. Running out of steam, particularly in the final act, Stiller, in what seems like a desperate attempt to keep the momentum going, gets more and more hyper. It isn't engaging emotionally, the film becomes almost cruel rather than coarse, and Stiller makes an unfortunate transition from a normal guy surrounded by eccentrics into a nut himself."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"The jokes cross back and forth across the boundaries of good taste and bad and not always to mine... although special points are awarded for original use of a portuguese man-o-war jelly fish..."

NewshubNewshub

"Obviously, "The Heartbreak Kid" is a Farrelly Brothers movie; nobody expects a corporate sensitivity training video. But there's something surprising about the undercurrent of hostility and disgust that runs through it. Even at the most innocuous moments, you wonder if you haven't walked into a Neil LaBute movie by mistake..."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"For all its fluffed moments and saggy end, how many other films this year feature a donkey with an erection..."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Stiller seems to realise that the comic material is falling flat, ramping up his performance to ever more frantic levels. The movie becomes increasingly uncomfortable and grotesque with more than a whiff of misogyny that even a cameo from Eva Longoria can't distract from. There are a few visual shocks designed to jolt you into laughter, but the dull humourless bits between drag on too long..."

Christchurch PressChristchurch Press

"The Heartbreak Kid offers up a handful of sharp laughs as Eddie tries to trade in old for new, but not enough to distract from his unsympathetic character... But the sunny setting, attractive leads and reasonably involving story help make The Heartbreak Kid a watchable frippery..."

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The Heartbreak Kid (2007) | Details

Rating
R16, Offensive Language, Drug Use & Sexual Content That May Offend
Runtime
115
Genre
Comedy
Country of origin
USA

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