04/10/16 3:00pm
Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd in the 1972 film "The Heartbreak Kid."

Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd in the 1972 film “The Heartbreak Kid.”

An Elaine May movie is a treasure in no small part because she has made so few. Among them is the 1972 film “The Heartbreak Kid,” a family affair with Elaine May directing her daughter, Jeannie Berlin. The film’s script, by Neil Simon, is based on a short story by Bruce Jay Friedman who is best known for his 1960s offbeat and Off Off Broadway plays. (more…)