The Heartbreak Kid

  • 1972
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Comedy

Neil Simon's comedy, based on the Bruce Jay Friedman story, is a film you'll either find funny or disgusting. It's been broadly directed by May and concerns a Jewish bridegroom dumping whiny princess wife Berlin (May's real life daughter) to pursue WASP Shepherd. Although engagingly played, the film cannot find a voice or climax. What is this exercise in...read more

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Neil Simon's comedy, based on the Bruce Jay Friedman story, is a film you'll either find funny or disgusting. It's been broadly directed by May and concerns a Jewish bridegroom dumping whiny princess wife Berlin (May's real life daughter) to pursue WASP Shepherd. Although engagingly

played, the film cannot find a voice or climax. What is this exercise in self-loathing all about? Are all Jewish women irritating? Are all WASPS cold featherbrains? HEARTBREAK doesn't end; it just runs out of steam.

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  • Released: 1972
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Neil Simon's comedy, based on the Bruce Jay Friedman story, is a film you'll either find funny or disgusting. It's been broadly directed by May and concerns a Jewish bridegroom dumping whiny princess wife Berlin (May's real life daughter) to pursue WASP Sh… (more)

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