Realistically, a good beginning is indicative of nothing.  Just because something began well does not mean it is going to finish well.  For proof of this fact, look no further than the Farrelly Brothers.  Their first movie was none other than Dumb And Dumber, one of the movies which set the standard for comic genius in the early nineties.  After that, they had some moderate hits, but nothing of the same caliber again.  And, to finish it all off, they have now come out with perhaps their least funny movie, The Heartbreak Kid.

Come December 25th, a Christmas disappointment, the Farrelly Brothers newest comic blunder, The Heartbreak Kid, is released on DVD by Dreamworks.  Skip this lump of coal on your early Christmas morning shopping spree.

Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, and Danny McBride star in this abysmal flick by the Farrelly Brothers.  Ben Stiller is Eddie, a life-long bachelor who always flees commitments.  But after seeing his former fiance happily married and being pressured to finally take the plunge, he marries a girl he meets on the street after knowing her for only a few month.  But once he and the at-times beautiful Lila set off for their honeymoon in Mexico, Eddie realizes that he leapt too soon.  He falls in love with another woman and, through all sorts of coincidences and misunderstandings, everything falls apart.  Throw in some graphic and unconventional sex scenes, and it’s perhaps the worst telling of the boy-meets-girl-loses-girl-gets-girl-back story of all time.

The special features on this disc include a reel of bloopers, a set of deleted scenes, an optional commentary on the movie by the directors, the Farrelly Brothers.  There is also a featurette on what it was like to have Ben and Jerry Stiller working on the same movie in such close roles.  It hardly bears mentioning, but there are also three featurettes about the Farrelly Brothers and things they did while making the movie.  And, just like their movie, the Farrelly Brothers and their stories are boring and wholly uninspiring.

The Heartbreak Kid will surely break yours, not out of sympathy or hilarity, but through good old fashioned horrid movie making.  Avoid this Heartbreak at all cost.

This DVD is available at Amazon.com.

 

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