Some would argue that Peter and Bobby Farelly haven't made a successful comedy in seven years, with Me, Myself and Irene being their last highly-enjoyable venture. I'm of the opinion that there are moments of brilliance in each of their films (I skipped Fever Pitch because, as a Yanks fan, I refused to watch an entire film that revolved around the Boston Red Sox) and, when you deliver classics like Dumb & Dumber, Kingpin and There's Something About Mary, it's hard not to be stoked for what the brothers have planned for us next. That said, I give you the first trailer for The Heartbreak Kid, courtesy of Yahoo!; starring Ben Stiller as, well, Ben Stiller ... in pretty much every single movie he's appeared in.
Loosely based on the 1972 film of the same name (which was written by the great Neil Simon) The Heartbreak Kid follows a lonely bachelor named Eddie (Stiller) who thinks he's finally met the girl of his dreams in Lila (Malin Akerman); a gorgeous blonde with a spirited personality. However, after the two tie the knot and head to Cabo for their honeymoon, Eddie begins to learn that Lila is -- how shall I say -- out of her friggin' mind. So, when Eddie meets the down-to-earth Miranda (Michelle Monaghan) -- a girl, he feels, might really be The One -- he'll have to somehow find a way out of the crumbling relationship he's currently in, all while attempting to woo a girl who doesn't know he's already married, let alone on his honeymoon. As expected, pic looks packed with plenty of Farelly-esque gags; we have a pretty nasty fart joke, lots of disgusting make-up, a few moments of physical comedy and a lovable hero who can't seem to land a break.
Since this is the first Farelly Bros. pic Stiller has starred in since the stellar There's Something About Mary, I'm optimistic that The Heartbreak Kid will reunite us with some of that old school Farelly shtick we fell in love with all those years ago. Let us know what you think; The Heartbreak Kid arrives in theaters on October 5.