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
Sam Shepard and Brooke Adams' characters are lovers in the movie. Previously they played husband and wife in Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven. See more »
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 »
[with a mouth full of sample wedding cake]
This cake is fantastic!
You mix these two together, it tastes just like a ring-ding.
[Patrick shoves a fork of cake in her face]
No. No, no.
[she accepts the forkful of cake]
it was yummy.
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Written and Performed by A.R. Rahman
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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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