The Heartbreak Kid (1972 movie)

1972 film by Elaine May

The Heartbreak Kid is a 1972 dark romantic comedy directed by Elaine May, and written by Neil Simon. It starred Charles Grodin, Jeannie Berlin, Eddie Albert, Audra Lindley, Doris Roberts and Cybill Shepherd.[1] It is based on the short story "A Change of Plan", written by Bruce Jay Friedman.

It is #91 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs, a list of the funniest American movies ever made.

It was remade in 2007 as The Heartbreak Kid starring Ben Stiller and Malin Åkerman.


  1. "The Heartbreak Kid". Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on August 14, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2016.