The Heartbreak Kid (1972)


On their honeymoon, Lenny’s new bride develops a severe sunburn and has to spend three days in their room — which is fine with him because he’s beginning to find her little idiosyncrasies maddening. In fact, Lenny is starting to feel his marriage may be a mistake. Then, when he hits the beach alone he meets a beautiful college student, Kelly Corcoran, and falls head over heels. He is sure this is the “real thing.” There’s just one problem…he’s a newlywed!

Director: Elaine May.
Writers: Bruce Jay Friedman (story “A Change of Plan”), Neil Simon (screenplay).
Stars: Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin, Audra Lindley, Eddie Albert, Doris Roberts, Mitchell Jason, William Prince, Augusta Dabney, Marilyn Putnam, Jack Hausman, Erik Lee Preminger, Art Metrano, Tim Browne, Jean Scoppa, Gregory Scherick.

1973 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Eddie Albert).
1973 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Jeannie Berlin).
1973 Golden Globes – Nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (Charles Grodin).
1973 Golden Globes – Nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Jeannie Berlin).
1973 Golden Globes – Nominated for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture (Neil Simon).

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One Comment

  1. Philip D'Amour
    April 11, 2022

    This movie is way harder to find than it should be. Thank you!!!

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