Friday, October 05, 2007

Rooting for The Heartbreak Kid

I'm not one who's big on being able to name actors and actresses by their face, or list what movies certain stars have been in. I usually won't go see a movie just because a particular actor is in it, with one exception. Ben Stiller. The man is just a comic masterpiece. He's like the next generation of all the comedic stars of the 80's - Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, etc... Sure he's a one trick pony; he's got his shtick, a lot like Jim Carrey, but damn it's a great shtick.

That being said, I'm eager to check out his latest effort, The Heartbreak Kid, which hits theaters today. Based on what I've seen in trailers and read on the net, it seems like another sure fire money maker. As far as I know, here's the plot line in a nut shell: Ben meets a women, falls in love, proposes after one week, gets married, realizes he's married a train wreck while honeymooning in Mexico, finds true love with another women, not sure how it ends BUUUUT I'm guessing he ends up with true love (as much as I love Ben, intricate plot lines are not typically a characteristic of his movies).

The soundtrack for the movie came out on the 2nd and is already available. It includes tracks by The Flaming Lips (two tracks), Matthew Sweet And Susanna Hoffs (who could ever have predicted this pairing?), The Weepies, David Bowie, and others.

The Flaming Lips - The Tale of the Horny Frog : The Heartbreak Kid Soundtrack

Buva - The First Cut Is the Deepest (Cat Stevens cover) : The Heartbreak Kid Soundtrack

Visit the Official site and its MySpace page.

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