Mr. Pitiful

This week’s on Someone Else’s Movie, I’m joined by the actor and writer Matt Watts — whose cheerfully codependent sitcom with Bob Kerr returns to CBC this Sunday evening as Michael: Every Day — for a deep dive into The Heartbreak Kid.

If you’ve seen The Heartbreak Kid — and this is the Elaine May original, not the hideous Farrelly Brothers remake — you’re probably already stoked. If not, go track it down and prepare yourself for a peek into a side of the New American Cinema you may not have known existed … one where cultural identity and individual venality is explored from a very different but no less excoritating perspective. It’s a hell of a picture, as the kids say, and it made for a very engaging conversation.

You know what to do, right? Find it on iTunesGoogle Play and Stitcher, or download it straight from the site. Lenny Cantrow awaits you, as he awaits us all.

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