• The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

The Heartbreak Kid

Release Date: October 22nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: March 3rd, 1998

PG |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Soon after Lenny (Charles Grodin) marries Lila (Jeannie Berlin), the needy and unrefined side of her personality begins to emerge, and he becomes increasingly uncertain about his decision to marry her. During their honeymoon in Miami, Lenny meets beautiful and sophisticated Kelly (Cybill Shepherd). Every chance he gets, Lenny sneaks away from Lila to be with Kelly, and the more he gets to know her, the more he falls in love. Problems arise when the two women learn about each another.

Cast: Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin, Eddie Albert, Audra Lindley, William Prince, Mitchell Jason, Augusta Dabney

Director: Elaine May

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Palomar Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Marriage, 1970s, Hilarious, Hotel, New York City, Amusing, Car, Husband, Wife, Forbidden love, Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Though the sitcom humor of this is much broader and funnier than in May's film, it is also the part most faithful in spirit to the original. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Farrelly brothers films are looking better and better, but aren't nearly as funny as their grungy early films that hit with the stealth and vigor of guerrilla commandos. Maybe there is a kind of heartbreak here after all. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The Farrellys manage to have their cake and scarf it down, disgustingly, too. show more

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Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy