The Heartbreak Kid brings to the screen the story of a man whose fear of commitment has led him down the path of loneliness as one after another the people he knows get married and settle down. When he does a meet, and fall, for an attractive young woman who feels the same way he wastes not time (literally) in marrying her. Things get a bit complicated, however, when the effects of his rash decision, surface during their Mexican honeymoon...
The plot has elements of both comedy and drama making it rather difficult to label it as one or the other; it's actually a bit of both. Very well written and very well presented, the movie is without a doubt guaranteed to provide more than just a few laughs, not to mention a few tears. The film is simple enough, but does a great job of describing people's every day lives and the problems they face.
Ben Stiller, Malin Akerman (who is GORGEOUS!), Michelle Monaghan, Jerry Stiller, and the rest of the cast, carry out their respective roles very well.
The setting, the plot, the dialogues, the humor, and the music are all good.
In a nutshell, though not a masterpiece it will surely provide for an evening's entertainment.