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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

Among the many comedies that can be watched for free on "Fawesome" (Forever Awesome TV & Movies) through Roku and other streaming services. See more »

Goofs

When Richard and Emma are sitting on the bed near the start of the movie and he has just brought in some takeaway coffee, the coffee cups disappear and reappear during the scene, or change from being side-by-side to one being inside the other. See more »

Quotes

Wilder: [to Emma] You don't have to be so right all the time you know, it's okay to make a couple mistakes.
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Connections

References Spider-Man 3 (2007) See more »

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Diamond Side Down
Written by Ryan Franks (as Ryan Curry Franks), Scott Nickoley & Jamie Dunlap
Performed by Bob Reynolds
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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It's a romantic comedy for God's Sake!
6 March 2009 | by VergilyaSee all my reviews

These days Hollywood is either going Kung Fu or Bollywood. This romantic comedy chooses the latter so here's another Holly Bolly hoo. Like it's predecessors The Guru, The Love Guru, Bride and Prejudice and even a wee bit of the Indian culture in Ghost World.

An outraged man Patrick Sullivan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) set himself out to teach the love counselor Dr. Emma Llyod (Uma Thurman) a lesson when she unknowingly influenced his fiancé to break up their wedding plans. But as you would have it, in the world of Hollywood romance they'd ultimately fall for each other despite the fact that the good doctor doesn't believe in the man of her dreams but the man of her reality and that she herself was about to be married. Colin Firth plays her beau but is lost in his wimpish, awkward world and it's nice to see the gorgeous and elegant Isabella Rosellini again with other veteran stars like Brookes Adams and Sam Shepard.

Morgan seems to be the guy who gets other people's girl in the end even in P.S. I Love You, I wonder what his third romantic comedy would be like. There's some elements of Down With Love but not enough to make it memorable.

You have to watch this movie with no expectations, no analytical mind and no preconceptions before you can enjoy the laughter and foolishness of being in love without reservations.


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USA | Ireland

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English | Hindi | German

Release Date:

29 February 2008 (Ireland) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,707,064
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1.85 : 1
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