1/22/2008

Movie Review: The Heartbreak Kid

The Farrelly Brothers and Ben Stiller team up again in the comedy The Heartbreak Kid. The comedy is there but is the movie good?

Before I answer that question, let me recall one of my favorite movies of all time. It was in high school when the movie Dumb and Dumber came out and I was simply blown away by the (dumb) humor. That was when I started following the movies of the Farrelly Brothers.

Now back to the question: Is The Heartbreak Kid good enough? The short answer is yes, but barely. Think hanging by one single fiber of thread.

The story of a 40-year old bachelor who gets married and finds out that marriage is far from bliss should have its funny moments. However, the funny parts are too spread out and seems to lack the Farrelly touch overall. Leading lady Michelle Monaghan plays the role ably, but does not seem to generate enough chemistry with Stiller to keep the whole romantic angle interesting.

So here's a word of caution: The movie is OK but don't expect There's Something About Mary or Shallow Hal. Otherwise, you will get your heart broken.


Rating: 2.5/5


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