Friday, July 30, 2010

my brief thoughts on.... 'The Heartbreak Kid' (2007)

it's no secret, for those of you who know me, that i really enjoy Ben Stillers work.... ever since 'The Ben Stiller Show' was on the air, i've been a fan.... i don't know what it is about him, but i like him.... and 'Permanent Midnight' made me a true believer.... this is more his speed though.... directed by the Farrelly brothers.... the masters of the gross out comedy.... this is a fun film with no apologies.... it's got a great cast, including Stillers own father Jerry Stiller.... the comedy is strong, the romance is sweet (somewhat) and the actors are in top form.... i don't know what took me so long to see this.... but it did and i'm glad i finally sat down and put in the time to enjoy it....

the story involves a man in his 40's with no real prospects or plans of getting married.... but he meets, what seems like, the girl of his dreams and takes the plunge rather quickly.... he soon realizes that maybe this wasn't the smartest move.... and while on his honeymoon he meets another woman whom he soon falls in love with.... and thus creates the tragic comedy that is this movie....
i'm a die hard romantic comedy lover.... and if they're done right they can take you from laughing your ass off to being almost in tears in the matter of a heartbeat.... and i have to say this one worked on all levels.... granted it's not going to win any awards and it's not for everyone's taste.... but i really enjoyed it and i feel no shame in that.... i gave it 3 out of 5 stars for being what it set out to be.... it's exactly what i expected and with that being the case, how can you be disappointed....?

if you dig this flick, check out: 'There's Something About Mary', 'Shallow Hal' and 'Kingpin'

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