Melbourne Cinémathèque 2019 The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

The Heartbreak Kid

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Scripted by Neil Simon and wittily directed by Elaine May, this darkly funny film about a likeable schmuck (Charles Grodin) who ditches his galling but well-meaning wife (Jeannie Berlin, May’s daughter) after becoming infatuated with a perky mid-Western college girl (Cybill Shepherd) while on his honeymoon, is one of the great American comedies. Through barbed humour that oscillates between hilarious parody and painful discomfort, May takes swipes at Jewish identity, male egotism and the unattainable American Dream.

During ACMI's redevelopment, Melbourne Cinémathèque screenings will take place at The Capitol. For maps and accessibility information see ACMI Cinemas during closure.