4.1/10
7,808
39 user 60 critic

Accidental Love (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 February 2015 (USA)
Trailer
2:10 | Trailer
A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, D.C., where sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause - but what happens when love interferes with what you stand for?

Director:

David O. Russell (as Stephen Greene)

Writers:

Kristin Gore (screenplay), Matthew Silverstein (screenplay) | 5 more credits »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Biel ... Alice Eckle
Raymond L. Brown Jr. Raymond L. Brown Jr. ... Burger Hop Manager
Jenny Gulley ... Brenda
Beverly D'Angelo ... Helen Eckle
Steve Boles Steve Boles ... Bob Eckle
James Marsden ... Scott
Bill Hader ... Doctor Turnstall
Darlene Hunt ... Doctor Adams
Cheryl McConnell ... Woman Administrator
Kirstie Alley ... Aunt Rita
Kurt Fuller ... Reverend Norm
Tracy Morgan ... Keyshawn
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Howard Birdwell
Malinda Williams ... Rakeesha
Kendrick Cross ... Security Guard
Edit

Storyline

An original political satire about a naive small town waitress who accidentally gets a nail buried in her head, causing erratic and outrageous behavior that leads her to Washington DC. There she falls for a dashing, but clueless, Congressman who searches for the courage to save her. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes you nail love...sometimes it nails you.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual contact and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In 2011, David Bergstein cobbled together whatever was filmed and gave test screenings in LA. The crew was unaware. See more »

Goofs

When Scott talks to Alice while the Squaw Girls are camping out in front of the United States Capitol, the calamine lotion on her face changes shape and density repeatedly. See more »

Quotes

Alice Eckle: What about you starting gentle like I asked, and then taking it at the angle that I really like?
See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Faced MAJOR Delays (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

At Last
Written by Mack Gordon (uncredited) and Harry Warren (uncredited)
Performed by Etta James
See more »

User Reviews

 
Hard to believe this is a film by David O. Russell
12 February 2015 | by andres89See all my reviews

I had the misfortune of seeing this film the other night. And this is someone who is a fan of David O. Russell. I love films like Three Kings, The Fighter, and Silver Linings Playbook, but this doesn't even feel like an O. Russell movie. It is the most baffling thing I've seen him make.

This movie does not know what it is trying to be; it's a slapstick comedy, but also a black comedy, but also a romantic comedy. This might be because it was written by three different people. Some of the comedic segments were painful to watch. At times this felt like the least funny Steve Martin kiddie comedy ever made.

Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal are quirky and have somewhat of a slight amount of chemistry between them, but this is not enough to save the movie. The supporting cast is only made up of cartoon characters.

Some of the songs and sound effects that you hear during certain segments are just bizarre. This is like watching a parody of what a bad David O. Russell movie would look like.

Overall, if you're a fan of Russell you don't really lose anything beside 100 minutes of your life by watching this film. But if you aren't a hardcore movie person and you just wanna watch a comedy for Friday night then avoid at all cost.


9 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 39 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

10 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nailed See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,487
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed