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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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Forget Mr. Right, start looking for Mr. Wrong 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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Country:

USA | Ireland

Language:

English | Hindi | German

Release Date:

29 February 2008 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Marido por accidente See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Actresses Kristina Klebe and Isabella Rossellini both starred briefly in a scene in a film scene alongside Brad Dourif. Kristina Klebe in Rob Zombie's 2007 Halloween remake. And Isabella in the late '80s in the David Lynch film Blue Velvet. See more »

Goofs

When Emma leaves her father's house after breakfast, she opens the door and the window of the car is up. When the shot turns from her father to her you can see on her right side that the window is rolled down a couple of inches. While she walks to the car, she moves across the window and a few seconds later on her left side you can see that the window is rolled down more than halfway. When the shot turns back to her, she is next to the car and the window is up again. 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 »

Soundtracks

Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
Written by Pete Shelley
Performed by Nouvelle Vague
Courtesy of Peacefrog Holdings Ltd.
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Better Than Expected
15 March 2009 | by GregSee all my reviews

The reviews for this movie had not been good, although reviews for romantic comedies are notoriously unreliable. RomComs are not high art, and while there is still an abundance of difference between a good RomCom and a bad one, they are light entertainment and benefit from being viewed as such.

Accidental Husband certainly had flaws, but was still a lot of fun. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a funny bloke, Uma is Uma (always at least good), Colin Firth is assured as always. I was impressed with an exchange between Jeffrey and Colin's characters which was unusually realistic for this sort of movie.

Some commentators have expressed displeasure at the fate of Colin's character because they like the actor, but it is only a character.

The involvement of the Indian family was slightly curious, but enjoyable, and Ajay Naidu put in a solid performance as Deep.

If you are after a RomCom and you can cope with a bit of logical nonsense, you should find this an enjoyable diversion.


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