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February 02, 2008

The Heartbreak Kid - 1

Despite having two Stillers (Ben and Jerry, not the Pittsburgh football team) this film ended up being horrible, going from bad to worse to worse still. The Farrelly Brothers adapted (loosely) the 1972 film to the new millennium, and made me want to go back to the 70's. You want to root for Eddie to find true love, but as his lying gets more and more outrageous, you want someone to kill him, not just hit him with a baseball bat. Some films have gratuitous nudity, this film not only has that, it has a gratuitous plot. That is the plot doesn't help make the story meaningful or good. In fact, as the story develops it makes less and less sense. I just wanted the crude jokes to end and the film to be over. This was labeled a comedy, but it was just sad.

2 comments:

chris said...

I totally agree. That movie was horrendous. Possibly the worst (in every way) movie I have ever seen.

John Baldauff said...

Wow, you haven't given a 1 in a while...