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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
... Patrick
... Richard
... Wilder
... Marcy
... Sofia
... Deep
... Ajay
... Larry
... Declan
... Carolyn
... Lauren
... Sunny
Yolande Bavan ... Naniji
... Mrs. Bollenbecker
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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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wedding | advice | book | fireman | revenge | See All (46) »

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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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29 February 2008 (Ireland)  »

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Marido por accidente  »

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Both Isabella Rossellini and Kristina Klebe share the same birthday: June 18. See more »

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When Emma gets her ring, the documents previously placed on the table are disappeared. When Richard leaves the table, the documents are also nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Emma: You can't find something if you don't know what you're looking for.
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Referenced in El Reviewer Random: New in Town (2012) See more »

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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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Unexpectedly charming
16 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

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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