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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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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 Patrick and the Kid hacker decide to "marry" Patrick to Dr. Emma via manipulation of records, we can see on his computer that the title on the screen showing these records is spelled incorrectly. The title reads "VITAL STATISTICS / Marriage Registery", when it should be "Registry". 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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Sonata No. 1, in F Major, Op. 8, for Violin, Harpsichord and Viola da gamba: Allegro
Written by Pietro Antonio Locatelli (as Locatelli) and arranged by Jim Long
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Another Perfect Guy Dumped by an Unappreciative Woman.
30 September 2009 | by ( – See all my reviews

One thing that bugged me as I watched this film was why, given that he is portrayed throughout as damn near perfect, fireman Jeffrey Dean Morgan's girlfriend decided to cancel the wedding. Most women would jump at the chance of snaring this living embodiment of all that is good about modern men – even if it meant jettisoning the one they were currently stuck with – but his intended bride for some reason prefers life on her own. Oh well, life makes little sense, so why should movies?

There's not much of substance about this film. The leads provide likable characters to root for, there are no bad guys and, while it struggles to raise any real laughs, it's entertaining enough and realises that most women prefer to go to the movies with their dates so throws in a few moments for their boyfriends. There's not much else to say, really: maybe he snores, or wears women's clothes or something…

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