The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
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In Elaine May's second directorial outing, Charles Grodin stars as Lenny, a slick salesman who, while honeymooning with his new bride, Lila (Jeannie Berlin, May's daughter), begins to have second thoughts about his marriage. Once Lenny spots the gorgeous Kelly (Cybill Shepherd), he is lost forever. Legally divesting himself of poor Lila, he follows Kelly to her upper-middle-class home, where he runs into the formidable opposition of her father (Eddie Albert), who states bluntly that he'd rather
Feb 5, 2002
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Eric Lee Preminger
Elaine May's deft direction catches all the possibilities of young romance and its tribulations in light strokes and cleverly accents characterization of the various principals.
Elaine May's The Heartbreak Kid was directed with a sure feeling for how comedy can edge over into satire and then tragedy.
A first-class American comedy, as startling in its way as was The Graduate.
Grodin cria um personagem extremamente egoísta que, ainda assim, consegue despertar nossa pena, ao passo que Shepherd, lindíssima, surge mais complexa do que poderíamos imaginar. Mas é Berlin quem rouba o filme com sua Lila irritante e comovente.
Forget Fargo and A Simple Plan: In 1972, The Heartbreak Kid had Minnesota down cold.
May's sardonic, poignant look at a romantic triangle of nice Jewish boy, nice Jewish wife, and the gorgeous shiksa who upsets their honeymoon was labeled by some as an exercise in self-loathing, and critics asking if all Jewish women are so irritating?
Sometimes it seems that nobody ever has any idea what it is he's chasing after, and so the chase never ends.... It's a good day when you can laugh about it, which is what The Heartbreak Kid lets you do.
Genuinely funny thanks to Grodin's prodigious comic talents, though Eddie Albert nearly steals the show.
Lots of fun, with a slightly bitter aftertaste
A pleasing comic tragedy that looks at the disastrous effects of love on a man.
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