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Happy Accidents (2000)

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Ruby Weaver, a woman from New York, believes she has found the man of her dreams. And Sam Deed is really such, except for he assures that he came from the future.

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Brad Anderson

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Brad Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marisa Tomei ... Ruby Weaver
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Sam Deed
Holland Taylor ... Therapist
Mick Weber Mick Weber ... Floor Supervisor
Nadia Dajani ... Gretchen
Tamara Jenkins ... Robin
Cara Buono ... Bette
Lianna Pai ... Claire
Neal Huff ... Artist
Sam Seder ... Ned
Robert Stanton ... Fetishist
Stephen Gevedon ... Frenchman (as Steve Gevodan)
Larry Fessenden ... Junkie
Sean Gullette ... Mark
Bronson Dudley Bronson Dudley ... Victor
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Storyline

Ruby Weaver has man trouble: she tries to fix them, so she's stuck herself with a string of losers. Her current lover, Sam Deed, seems different: he's sweet, tender, just in from Dubuque. But, as Ruby tells her therapist about Sam, in flashbacks we see someone not quite of this world. In fact, Sam informs Ruby that he's from the future, 2470 to be exact. Ruby's sure he's delusional, but most of the time she wants to keep him - and maybe fix him. Although he seems sane, maybe Sam hasn't told her the real story: what's he up to, and who is Chrystie Delancey? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes the future is better than it used to be See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Feliz Acidente See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,840, 26 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$688,510, 23 December 2001
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ruby's Mom talks about the day her Husband quit drinking - October the 15th, 1988. She says she remembers it well, "it was a Tuesday" That date was actually a Saturday. See more »

Goofs

In the shot of Sam shown just as Ruby starts the record playing during their first date in Ruby's apartment, a boom microphone is visible in the top center of the shot for approximately six frames. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ruby: Murder? Oh God, Sam, murder?
Sam Deed: It wasn't me.
Ruby: Nobody could understand this, Sam, it's too much. It's too much.
Sam Deed: I think it would be easier if I told you a little at a time. It would sink in a little at a time.
Ruby: Sink in a little at a time? You... you just dropped an emotional anvil on my head. Look at me, I'm flat as a pancake.
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Features Love Affair (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Defect 4: Emeré
Written by Tom Zé and José Miguel Wisnik
Performed by Tom Zé
Courtesy of Luaka Bop/Virgin
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Surprising good
10 November 2004 | by blrunner2002See all my reviews

A great, low budget indy that was very enjoyable and well made! Great storyline which can keep you involved to the very end, and you should stick around. The movie should have had better marketing when it was released so that it could have reached a larger audience.

D'nofrio plays a great character that catches you and takes you on a ride. Marissa Tomei also shines. She gives another great performance as a concerned and confused lover, burned in the past and now wondering what comes next. You can see that they had a lot of fun working on the films. Check out the cameos, they're a hoot. Especially the scene in the art show. Rent or catch on IFC and you will not be disappointed


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