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The Heartbreak Kid Movie Essay - 1972 Elaine May Film

A Stone-Dumb Genius: On Charles Grodin’s Performance in ‘The Heartbreak Kid’

“Under May’s stare in ‘The Heartbreak Kid,’ and through the provocations of scene partners, Grodin creates a character of rare stature: a horrifying, stone-dumb genius.”

‘Stardust Memories’: Woody Allen’s Comic Catharsis

“He may be suggesting that emotional and social anxiety is widespread and prevalent, but the key distinction is that not everyone can translate these uncertainties into comedy gold.”