The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
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The Heartbreak Kid (1972) Review
Long before Meet the Parents, there was The Heartbreak Kid. Genuinely funny, Kid features Charles Grodin as a hapless and sappy ex-G.I. who decides to dump his new wife -- on his honeymoon in Florida -- after falling for a young blonde played with perfect coyness by Shepherd. Genuinely funny thanks to Grodin's prodigious comic talents, though Eddie Albert nearly steals the show as Shephard's heard-it-all father. Now about that ending (or lack of one)...