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The Accidental Husband (2008)

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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 »

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Comedy | Romance

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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)

Gross:

£2,072,869 (UK) (14 March 2008)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Emma: You can't find something if you don't know what you're looking for.
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Soundtracks

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
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation & Point Classics LLC
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The worst movie I've seen in a long time
14 June 2009 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

This really is the rom-com version of painting by numbers...made by people who clearly can't count. Terrible script, bad acting (Uma is the main culprit and Colin Firth sleepwalks his way through it)...completely unrealistic characters.I found myself wondering how on earth this movie got the green light.It's got straight to DVD written all over it.

I couldn't believe the amount of quality actors who were in this. WHY - they must have known it was going to be a dog?

I know rom-coms are generally fluff by their nature, but this is rock bottom. If you like your movies to have any resemblance to how people actually behave in real life this will drive you insane.

Not funny and not romantic. My cat could have penned a better script.


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