Heartbreak Kid, The (2007, USA) C-116m. SCOPE *** D: Bobby and Peter Farrelly. Starring Ben Stiller, Malin Akerman, Michelle Monaghan, Jerry Stiller, Rob Corddry, Carlos Mencia, Scott Wilson, Eva Longoria. Contrived but undeniably funny comedy about San Francisco sports store owner Stiller, who at 40 still hasn't married or had a date for a few years. Then he meets and falls in love with blonde Akerman - and marries her without really knowing her. Then during their honeymoon in Mexico he realizes his big mistake, as there is cute Monaghan, who seems to be so much more like him. Stiller is fun to watch, and there are some really laugh-out-loud situtations. From the directors of THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1998). Based on a short story by Bruce Jay Friedman, which was also the basis for a 1972 movie with the same title, scripted by Neil Simon.

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