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
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 »
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Clichéd... but shows a sign of romance Hollywood frequently overlooks
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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