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Falling in love... even the expert is confused. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Uma Thurman ... Emma

Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Patrick

Colin Firth ... Richard

Sam Shepard ... Wilder

Lindsay Sloane ... Marcy

Justina Machado ... Sofia

Ajay Naidu ... Deep

Jeffrey Tedmori ... Ajay

Nick Sandow ... Larry

Michael Mosley ... Declan

Brooke Adams ... Carolyn

Lindsey Kraft ... Lauren

Sarita Choudhury ... Sunny
Yolande Bavan ... Naniji

Isabella Rossellini ... Mrs. Bollenbecker

Keir Dullea ... Mr. Bollenbecker
Adesola A. Osakalumi ... Didier (as Adesola Osakalumi)

Santo Fazio ... Security Guard #1
Hudson Cooper ... Security Guard #2

John Rothman ... Business Man
Elisabeth A. Furtado ... Gay Partners (as Elisabeth Furtado)

Beth Dzuricky ... Gay Partners

Devika Bhise ... Chandini (as Devika Urvashi Bhise)
Tony Rigo ... Bartender

Gary Cowling ... Clerk

Ilana Levine ... Autograph Seeker
Thomas Mintz ... Engineer

Welker White ... Cake Consultant

Kristina Klebe ... Katerina

April Yvette Thompson ... Business Woman

Octavio Gómez Berríos ... Latino Delivery Guy (as Octavio Gomez)
Thom Prin Jr. ... FDNY Guy

Ben Hauck ... Proby
David Scott Klein ... Book Party Guest
Irmingard Klebe ... Aunt Irmingard
Joerg Klebe ... Uncle Joerg
Kaushik Shastry ... Pandit

John Rue ... Fireman Dispatcher
Nicole Burdette ... Woman Caller
Terrence Quinn ... Bar Patron
Christopher Breslin ... Bar Patron
Edward Sullivan ... Bar Patron

Kelly Ebsary ... Fan
Joseph DeBona ... Friend in Van
Deep Singh ... Singer
Sandhya Jain ... Singer
Manprit Bhoday ... Singer
Kevin Dhaniram ... Singer
Sibtain Rahim ... Singer
Raymond Grappone ... Singer
Sunny Jain ... Singer
Sandra Park ... Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sherman Alpert ... Book-signing party goer (uncredited)
Himad Beg ... Indian (uncredited)

James Thomas Bligh ... Head Waiter (uncredited)

Jeremiah Caleb ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Jay Charan ... Indian (voice) (uncredited)

Kathryne Isabelle Easton ... Sushi Waitress (uncredited)
Audrey Elizabeth Fafard ... Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)

Michael Ferreira ... Cake Consultant (uncredited)

Bianca Giancoli ... Hostess (uncredited)

Zeke Hawkins ... Katerina's Fiance (uncredited)
Brevard Hudson ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Matthew Kehoe ... Guy on Vespa (uncredited)
Marisa Kinsey ... Book Signing Attendee (uncredited)
Laura McDavid ... Waitress (uncredited)
Pooja Narang ... Principal Dancer #2 (uncredited)

Rob Pedini ... Soccer Player (uncredited)

Sejal Shah ... Indian (voice) (uncredited)

Kelly-Ann Tursi ... Girl at Book Signing (uncredited)

Uzimann ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Raj Vasudeva ... Deep's Guest (uncredited)

Malin Yhr ... Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Griffin Dunne 
Writing credits
Mimi Hare (written by) &
Clare Naylor (written by) and
Bonnie Sikowitz (written by)

Produced by
Jason Blum .... producer
Bradley Jenkel .... executive producer (as Brad Jenkel)
Neil Kadisha .... executive producer
Anthony Katagas .... executive producer
Kam Mateen .... executive producer
Uma Thurman .... producer
Jennifer Todd .... producer
Suzanne Todd .... producer
Bob Yari .... producer
Original Music by
Andrea Guerra 
Cinematography by
William Rexer (director of photography) (as William Rexer II)
Film Editing by
Suzy Elmiger 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Production Design by
Mark Ricker 
Art Direction by
Ben Barraud 
Set Decoration by
Rena DeAngelo 
Costume Design by
David C. Robinson 
Makeup Department
Milton Buras .... hair department head
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup department head
LuAnn Claps .... key makeup artist
Jerry DeCarlo .... assistant hair stylist: additional photography
C. Romania Ford .... assistant makeup artist
Paula Kelly .... additional makeup artist
Sarit Klein .... makeup artist
Craig Lindberg .... additional makeup artist
Suzy Mazzarese-Allison .... key hair stylist
Kyra Panchenko .... makeup artist: Ms. Thurman
Joanne Preece .... assistant makeup artist (as Joanne F. Preece)
Ryan Trygstad .... hair stylist: Ms. Thurman (as Ryan Trigsdag)
Christine Domaniecki .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Buddy Enright .... executive in charge of production
Michele Giordano .... unit production manager
Jill Greenblatt .... post-production manager
Anthony Katagas .... unit production manager
Adam Park .... executive in charge of post-production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Fatone .... additional first assistant director
Lauren Guilmartin .... additional second assistant director
Patrick Mangan .... key second assistant director
Katie Mulligan .... dga trainee
Francisco Ortiz .... second second assistant director
Doug Torres .... first assistant director
Art Department
Glen Aldous .... camera scenic
John J. Ciccimarro .... construction coordinator
Jerry DeRogatis .... props
Justin Elterman .... additional graphic designer
Alison Ford .... assistant art director
Leo Holder .... lead graphic artist
Gavin A. Holmes .... carpenter
Corri Hopkins .... shop production assistant
Michael Kall .... construction foreman
Claire Kirk .... art department coordinator
Mark Peltzer .... property master
Blythe R.D. Quinlan .... assistant art director
Scott Rosenstock .... leadman
Mick Rossman .... scenic foreman
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Ari David Schwartz .... on-set dresser
Greg Voth .... graphic artist: props
Gary Wattson .... set dresser
Andrew Spagnoli .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Brian Bowles .... adr supervisor
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Robert Hein .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Tom Nelson .... production sound mixer
Egor Panchenko .... ProTools playback mixer
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Jason Stasium .... ProTools playback mixer
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Damian Volpe .... sound editor
David Wahnon .... dialogue editor
Paul Yurt .... systems engineer
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Neil Ruddy .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Glenn Allen .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Justin Ball .... visual effects: Brainstorm Digital
Kyle Boylen .... digital compositor
Richard Friedlander .... visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
Noel Hooper .... digital compositor
Haydn Masuda .... digital compositor
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects supervisor: Brainstorm digital
Stephen Mann .... stunt driver
Kimberly Shannon Murphy .... stunt double: Uma Thurman
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip
Myles Aronowitz .... still photographer
Cesar Baptista .... best boy grip: second unit
Alison Barton .... grip
Angela Bellisio .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
George Bianchini .... Steadicam operator
Arthur Blum .... dolly grip
Travis Cadalzo .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
James Callanan .... director of photography: second unit
Michael Cambria .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Lukasz Jogalla .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jeremy Knaster .... electrician
Brian C. Mackey .... camera loader
Michael J. Maurer .... best boy: additional photography
Michael 'Flash' McDonald .... electrician
Jeff Muhlstock .... Steadicam operator
Jeff Muhlstock .... camera operator: "b" camera
Rocco Palmieri .... key rigging gaffer
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip
Andrew Peck .... camera loader
Scott H. Ramsey .... gaffer
Lance Rieck .... remote camera technician
Eric P. Robinson .... additional assistant camera
Lowell Schulman .... best boy rigging gaffer
Craig Striano .... grip
Eric Swanek .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David Taylor .... grip
Sean Taylor .... electrician
Richard Yacuk .... best boy grip
Paul Goroff .... super technocrane operator (uncredited)
Eric Swanek .... steadicam assistant (uncredited)
Casting Department
Danielle Colli .... casting assistant
Sophia M. Costas .... extras casting
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Ruth Salen .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Biear .... seamstress
Anna Bingemann .... additional costumes
Anna Bingemann .... costumes: Ms. Thurman
Sandi Figueroa .... costume supervisor
Lee Harper .... assistant costume designer
Joseph La Corte .... costumer: Ms. Thurman
Samantha Lowe .... stylist assistant: Ms. Thurman
Monica Ruiz-Ziegler .... key set costumer
Editorial Department
Pete Conlin .... post production
Ben Hasler .... post-production coordinator: Yari Film Group
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Irene Kassow .... first assistant editor
Brian Reali .... digital intermediate producer
Ira Schweitzer .... dailies colorist
Music Department
Stewart Cararas .... music mixer
Antongiulio Frulio .... orchestrator
Goffredo Gibellini .... music recording engineer
Angelo Giovagnoli .... orchestra contractor
Denise Luiso .... music supervisor
Deborah Mannis-Gardner .... music coordinator (as Debra Mannis-Gardner)
Justin Reeve .... music coordinator (as Justin 'Bumper' Reeve)
Jason Stasium .... recording engineer
Antongiulio Frulio .... piano performer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dan Buckman .... driver: Ms. Thurman
David Buckman .... driver
Steve Halldorson .... driver: cast
Steven R. Guglielmetti .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Peter Anders .... catering
Giles Andrew .... production assistant
Francis Arpaia .... production assistant
Michael Bartol .... assistant: Mr. Katagas
Anthony Beaudoin .... financed with the assistance of
Nathan Berger .... assistant: Ms. J. Todd, NY
Arthur Blum .... dolly pusher
Patrick Brennan .... assistant: Ms. J. Todd, LA
Dennis Buckley .... location assistant
Jamie Buckner .... assistant production coordinator
Chris Cloud .... unit location assistant
Emma Cooper .... unit publicist
James de Gallegos .... financed with the assistance of
Marque DeWinter .... production assistant
Kat Donahue .... location coordinator
Amy Dorris .... product placement
Christian Downs .... production assistant
John Edmundson .... production assistant
Ellen Exley .... assistant: Mr. Jenkel
Farnaz Fahid .... assistant: chief creative officer
John Fedynich .... location manager
Scott Ferlisi .... location assistant
Jason Fesel .... set production assistant
Marta Forns-Escudé .... key set production assistant
Scott Foster .... production assistant
Heather Gauntt .... location scout
Lisa Grondin .... assistant: Ms. Thurman
Mark Hagerman .... production coordinator
Julianna Hays .... assistant: Ms. S. Todd
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach (as Liz Himelstein)
Peter G. Howell .... production assistant
Aaron Hurvitz .... location scout
Sandhya Jain .... assistant choreographer
Sandhya Jain .... cultural advisor
Timothy S. Kane .... production assistant
Christine Leaman .... assistant location manager
Kylah Magee .... assistant: Ms. Zofcin
Gary Martyn .... production assistant
Arianne Meade .... product placement
Linda L. Miller .... production executive
Julie Milstead .... assistant: Mr. Yari
Michael E. Morales .... production legal counsel
Pooja Narang .... choreographer
Malee Nerenhausen .... production executive
Molly O'Keefe .... production assistant
Nancy A. Pavia .... assistant to Uma Thurman
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor
Thomas R. Polleri .... location assistant
Henry Previl .... chef
Jennifer Quesenbery .... location scout
Terrence Quinn .... consultant: fireman
Michelle Reed .... assistant to chief operating officer
Nina Saxon .... title designer
William Sepulveda .... co-key craft service
Melissa Silver .... body double
Eugene Stamos .... additional craft service
Bernd Stephan .... controller: yari film group
Michael Stewart .... production assistant: first team
Adam M. Stone .... product placement
Cat Stone .... product placement
Mark S. Temple .... production attorney
Vivian Tse .... assistant: Mr. Dunne
Eva Vedock .... key craft service
Alex Vonhungen .... contract administrator
Kathryn Weisbeck .... stand-in
Clarke Williams .... set production assistant
Self Williams .... production assistant
Jenny Wood .... assistant: Mr. Blum, LA
Christa Zofcin .... senior business affairs executive
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Dann Fink .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Oliver Martin .... stand-in (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
Mike Spera .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief strong language
90 min
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan portrays a firefighter on this movie. He made a previous appearance in "ER: The Crossing (#7.15)" (2001) as a firefighter that lost his leg during a rescue on train wreck.See more »
Continuity: When Emma and Patrick are on top of the building, Patrick then leaves and Emma drops the pile of papers. She is standing near the wall and the papers are touching the wall. A pole is visible in the front of the shot. In the next shot the papers are all around this pole and no where near the wall.See more »
[from trailer]
Patrick:[with a mouth full of sample wedding cake] This cake is fantastic!
Emma:Shh. Please...
Patrick:You mix these two together, it tastes just like a ring-ding.
Emma:[Patrick shoves a fork of cake in her face] No. No, no.
Emma:[she accepts the forkful of cake] it was yummy.
Patrick:It's super-duper.
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77 out of 129 people found the following review useful.
An implausible waste of time and nothing more - 26%, 9 March 2008
Author: Benjamin Cox from Hampshire, England

Another trip to the pictures and another anodyne rom-com lined up for me by the Better Half. I don't know whether I'm starting to get sick of films like this or whether this film has some pretty serious flaws but however you look at it, this really felt like a large waste of time. Sure, Uma Thurman looks good and if that's all you look for in a movie then fine but those of us expecting witty dialogue, a feel-good romance filled with unpredictable twists and turns or even half-decent acting will have to look elsewhere as this feels as witless and uninspired as its title.

Thurman plays New York radio love doctor Emma Lloyd, engaged to be married to her publicist Richard (Colin Firth) and also about to launch her book whilst dispensing advice on all matters of the heart. Unfortunately for fire fighter Patrick Sullivan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), she manages to convince his girlfriend to call off their wedding. Seeking revenge for having his heart broken, Patrick hacks into the State department and registers himself as being married to Emma (as you do!), throwing her whole life out of sync. But as the prank backfires, Patrick and Emma forget their initial dislike of the other and are forced to confront the growing attraction between them.

Even forgetting the complete lack of plausibility, "The Accidental Husband" is a tiresome slog through every rom-com stereotype you can think of. Its absence of imagination, chemistry and genuine humour kill it from the off, meaning that this movie was never destined to be an absolute classic. Thurman, whilst looking a million dollars, comes across like some spoilt poor little rich kid, Firth is underused and woefully under-developed (why does he stress-eat, for example?) while Morgan is less like Brad Pitt and more like Brad Garrett - hardly ideal qualities for a romantic leading man. The movie has a few moments that raise a smile but never anything to make you choke on your popcorn with laughter or worse, nothing you haven't seen a million times before. Personally, the guy who deserves most credit is the guy nobody will remember when they leave the theatre - Ajay Naidu as Patrick's Indian friend Deep gets the best lines and the best scenes but he simply doesn't appear often enough to warrant the price of a cinema ticket.

I had reasonable hopes for this after spotting the trailer when I was dragged to see... I mean, when I went to watch "PS - I Love You" at the start of the year but I'm afraid "The Accidental Husband" is a long way short of even that. It's one-dimensional and about as dumb a movie as you're likely to see this year until "Meet The Spartans" is released. If you've not seen a rom-com for a while then maybe this might do the trick but quite frankly, there are much better films out there than this hair-brained nonsense. And even if rom-coms are your thing and you see them with frightening regularity (even if it's not through choice!), "The Accidental Husband" will be largely forgotten. Now, where's my receipt..?

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