The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May, 1972) 4.5/5
Wow, this film is much darker than I initially thought it was. When I watched this a couple of years ago, I feel like I understood the larger message of it but I don’t think I was able to fully grasp just how troubled and tragic a character Lenny was. It’s more than just disillusionment or dissatisfaction, there’s something inherently disturbing about Lenny’s actions that I believe borders on sociopathic behavior. It was a bit of a shock for me to realize that about his character. Definitely did not pick up on that the first time especially since the film is very good at masking it.