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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

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

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Falling in love... even the expert is confused. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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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Written by John Cacavas and Hal David
Provided by APM Music
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Clichéd... but shows a sign of romance Hollywood frequently overlooks
20 July 2012 | by JeeezyPetesSee all my reviews

The Accidental Husband is like many romance movies before it. It contains the same old formula Hollywood gives us for how people fall in love. Initially the movie focuses on Sophia, a confused woman looking for love and not finding it with her fiancé. Although on screen for barely five minutes she easily establishes herself as a very likable character. While watching the movie I secretly kept wishing it had been about her life, and not Emma and Patrick's. But I digress.

Although terribly clichéd what the movie does do is pull from the Hollywood stereotype that when a person (Emma), ditches one man (Richard) for someone else (Patrick), everyone is okay with the result. This movie shows the true story of two unlikable and confused people making selfish decisions and leaving a very nice man devastated. Although the conclusion is a tad more depressing than your average Hollywood film it is honest. This separates it, somewhat, from the Hollywood cliché.

If you like Uma Thurman you will like this movie. If you're looking for a fresh romantic film with a true happy ending, skip it. 5/10


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Release Date:

29 February 2008 (Ireland) See more »

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Box Office

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$22,707,064
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