HEARTBREAK KID, THE (1972)
An upwardly mobile New York Jew (Charles Grodin) marries within the faith, only to meet the shiksa of his dreams (Cybill Shepherd) on his Miami honeymoon. The key role of the jilted bride, Lila — gauche, grating and pitiful — was played by director Elaine May's real-life daughter Jeannie Berlin. Few directors would dare to cast their own child in such a role, and few actresses could bring so much life to a character who embodies bad luck. DIR Elaine May; SCR Neil Simon, from a story by Bruce Jay Friedman; PROD Edgar J. Scherick. U.S., 1972, color, 106 min. RATED PG
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