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The Accidental Husband (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  29 February 2008 (Ireland)
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When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yolande Bavan ...
Mrs. Bollenbecker


Emma Lloyd has made a career out of her sensible, mature and responsible approach to relationships. She has a hit radio talk show, an impending book deal, and a loving relationship with her fiancé, Richard, a conventional sort-which is precisely what Emma is drawn to. Then Emma finds out that she is already married to a man she's never met before, a result of a misguided prank that leaves her bewildered and very confused. Worse than that, her plans for the future are now threatened. With her wedding just around the corner, Emma must find the mystery man and obtain an annulment. Emma tracks down her "accidental husband" - Patrick, a charming and handsome neighborhood fireman, with a big secret...that he was behind the "accidental" marriage. Unable to fess up, Patrick goes along with the ruse pretending to be just as baffled as Emma. While at first their opposite approaches to life create much tension and chaos, Emma soon starts to admire his carefree passion for life and doubt her own ... Written by Orange

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Falling in love... even the expert is confused. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 February 2008 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Marido por accidente  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£703,631 (UK) (29 February 2008)


£2,072,869 (UK) (14 March 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this film, Uma Thurman is an expert who gives advice to callers of a radio programme. In The Truth about Cats and Dogs, she plays a model who pretends to be an expert who gives advice to callers on a radio show. See more »


When Emma is coming out of commercial during her radio show, the producer counts her down for her next segment with the words "five, four, three, two, one". No one in radio or television would ever vocalize the word, "one" in a countdown. This number is always replaced with a vertical finger signal to represent "one" and a direct finger point to show "zero" or "begin". Since the microphone always goes live on "two" the audience would otherwise constantly be hearing a disembodied voice say "one" when they come out of commercial. See more »


Wilder: [to Emma] You don't have to be so right all the time you know, it's okay to make a couple mistakes.
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Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
Written by Pete Shelley
Performed by Nouvelle Vague
Courtesy of Peacefrog Holdings Ltd.
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User Reviews

It's OK.
24 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

If your standards are too high,than this is not just your cup of tea.

It is a simple romantic comedy about a Radio personality who, by the nature of her job, is giving advises to callers in her program about love and relationship.A anonymous-she caller asked for her advice about a forthcoming wedding in which she advised her to call it off.Trusting her,the girl swiftly did what she told,that leads to his groom to be revengeful.With a goal to let the Radio host taste her own medicine,the man play a plot that will ruin her life as she ruined his.Then cliché follows.

Th cast is strong.The plot is cute.But it did not give so much justice because of some intriguing flaw.It's very unreal and contemporary fairytale.Not to be taken seriously.

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