YMMV / Heartbreakers

  • Best Known for the Fanservice: This movie is primarily known for Jennifer Love Hewitt walking around in very flattering dresses, with Roger Ebert calling the movie a walking commercial for the Wonderbra. On a different level, those who had a thing for Sigourney Weaver could finally see her getting a Lingerie Scene.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Involving an actual alligator; a random shot of an alligator eating a duck is inserted as Max and Paige drive to Palm Beach.
  • Crack Pairing: The raison d'etre of the two women, so there's some of this in-universe. But Sigourney Weaver and Gene Hackman probably takes the cake. And although it doesn't happen in the movie, the implication of Hackman with Jennifer Love Hewitt is there too.
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    • A man dying is tragic. A man dying by hitting his head off a statue's penis, while he has an erection himself? Funny. Max trying CPR, only to get repulsed by the cigarette smoke still in his mouth? Hilarious. Having to hide the body on a balcony and it then falling down several storeys? HYSTERICAL.
    • Tensy casually talks about his company testing cigarettes on nine-year-old children.
    "After a few hours of puking, you couldn't get them away from the stuff."
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Dean gets the best lines, and Ray Liotta is clearly having a ball pretending to be Paige's 'cousin Vinny'.
  • Fridge Brilliance:
    • Some of Paige's Narmy lines with Jack - "try wishing on a star". The girl has never had a relationship before. So of course she has no idea how to properly attract someone. Likewise, why she's so fascinated by the stargazing. She's probably used to the scumbags her mother usually seduces and being treated like a sex object. She's never had anyone interested in her as a person before.
    • When Paige says nasty things about Dean, Max says things like "He was kind of cute" - Foreshadowing that she did possibly have feelings for him after all.
  • Crowning Moment Of Funny:
    • Jack's first scene - he comes over to Paige in the bar and asks her if she wants a drink. She assumes he's hitting on her and goes off on a tirade about how he doesn't know her but just wants to get with her only for him to say he's the bartender.
    • "If it's possible, could you slap her around a little?"
    • Dean randomly shooting fish in the sea.
    • Max's Heel Realization...
    Max: I'm a terrible mother. I'm a terrible everything!
    Paige sits down next to her, puts an arm on her shoulder, looks like she's about to comfort her and...
  • Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming: Max completely melts when she sees Paige in her wedding dress.
  • Hollywood Homely: Paige views Dean as an Abhorrent Admirer and says her mother is in "serious denial" when Max says he was cute. She might have been talking about his personality, but you'd think Ray Liotta was a hunchbacked Gonk by the way she goes on.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Paige is quite nasty, but you have to feel sorry for a girl who's been raise by her mother to act as a conwoman so they can make their money. Paige's devastated look when she discovers Jack in bed with her mother is a huge Tear Jerker.
  • Narm Charm: Sigourney Weaver singing "Back in the USSR" in a ridiculously fake Russian accent - and it's awesome.
  • Refuge in Audacity: The end plan of conning Barbara out of the money she stole. Presumably someone with the same Straw Feminist tendencies as Max would never dare to imagine a man would try to con her.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Zach Galifianakis has a minor part as one of Jack's friends at the bar (along with Sarah Silverman), 8 years before his breakout role in The Hangover.
  • Tearjerker: The look on Paige's face when she finds Jack in bed with Max is enough to set anyone off. But it gets better.