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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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Griffin Dunne

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Yolande Bavan ... Naniji
Isabella Rossellini ... Mrs. Bollenbecker
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Storyline

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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Plot Keywords:

wedding | advice | book | fireman | revenge | See All (46) »

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Forget Mr. Right, start looking for Mr. Wrong 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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USA | Ireland

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English | Hindi | German

Release Date:

29 February 2008 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Marido por accidente See more »

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1.85 : 1
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In the bar where Patrick and Emma first meet, Patrick toasts Emma as "The Bride". Uma Thurman character in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) was "The Bride". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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

Referenced in El Reviewer Random: New in Town (2012) See more »

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The Limit to Your Love
Written by Leslie Feist and Gonzales (as Jason Beck)
Performed by Leslie Feist (as Feist)
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Rather forgettable
6 January 2009 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a fireman whose wedding got called off due to the advice of a radio host. He is determined to seek revenge against the radio host who destroyed his life.

"The Accidental Husband" is not too bad. Uma Thurman is charming and adorable as always. The hair stylists deserve a praise, because in almost every scene Uma Thurman has a different hairstyle, and they all look good.

However, the plot is rather implausible. Patrick Sullivan's revenge is rather malicious, making him rather unlikeable. This sets the wrong tone for the film right from the start. The bald Indian guy tries so hard to be funny, but he ends up being annoying.

Overall, "The Accidental Husband" is suitable for a brain off evening. It's rather forgettable though. If it did not have big stars in it, it would be difficult for this film to attract viewers.


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