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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the bar where Patrick and Emma first meet, Patrick toasts Emma as "The Bride". Uma Thurman character in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) was "The Bride". See more »


When Patrick and Emma are on the top of the building, the wall is apparently as high as their shoulders. But in the scenes where they are talking to each other, the wall is invisible or much to low. 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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Written by John Cacavas and Hal David
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User Reviews

Unexpectedly charming
16 February 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Uma Thurman is sweet and funny, vulnerable and lovably flustered at times as a radio relationship advice host. She thinks she has relationships all figured out, not only those of the folks who call in to her show, but her own relationships as well. But oh, how wrong she is, not just about her upcoming marriage but about other people in her life as well.

Colin Firth as Richard is not putting his all into the performance, but then his character is supposed to be rather bland.

The chemistry between Uma's character and the fireman was sweet, and believable. He was a bit clumsy but well able to laugh at himself. His good heart and attachment to his friends came through in many small ways, and you knew he was basically a good man.

The modern woman with the ideal man and the sensible wedding all lined up (until someone else enters the picture) is a well-used plot but that doesn't stop this movie from having unexpected twists and charms along the way. I found it well worth the evening of relaxing in front of the TV.

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