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
Actresses Kristina Klebe and Isabella Rossellini both starred briefly in a scene in a film scene alongside Brad Dourif. Kristina Klebe in Rob Zombie's 2007 Halloween remake. And Isabella in the late '80s in the David Lynch film Blue Velvet. See more »
When Emma leaves the Indian party she calls her father to pick her up. The henna tattoo on the hand holding the phone is red. In the bathroom scene both hands show only black tattoos. See more »
[with a mouth full of sample wedding cake]
This cake is fantastic!
You mix these two together, it tastes just like a ring-ding.
[Patrick shoves a fork of cake in her face]
No. No, no.
[she accepts the forkful of cake]
it was yummy.
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The reviews for this movie had not been good, although reviews for romantic comedies are notoriously unreliable. RomComs are not high art, and while there is still an abundance of difference between a good RomCom and a bad one, they are light entertainment and benefit from being viewed as such.
Accidental Husband certainly had flaws, but was still a lot of fun. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a funny bloke, Uma is Uma (always at least good), Colin Firth is assured as always. I was impressed with an exchange between Jeffrey and Colin's characters which was unusually realistic for this sort of movie.
Some commentators have expressed displeasure at the fate of Colin's character because they like the actor, but it is only a character.
The involvement of the Indian family was slightly curious, but enjoyable, and Ajay Naidu put in a solid performance as Deep.
If you are after a RomCom and you can cope with a bit of logical nonsense, you should find this an enjoyable diversion.
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