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Accidental Love (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 February 2015 (USA)
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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?


David O. Russell (as Stephen Greene)


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





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


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

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


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Director David O. Russell left the project in July 2010, after negotiations with financier Ron Tutor broke down. He was credited as "Stephen Greene," similar to the old "Alan Smithee" pseudonym used by directors who disown the final version of a film they may have directed at one point but were not able to exercise creative control over. See more »


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 »


Alice Eckle: What about you starting gentle like I asked, and then taking it at the angle that I really like?
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References The Terminator (1984) See more »


Cosmos Adventure 1
Performed by John Fox
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A generic, predictable movie that is a decent watch. A decent date movie.
27 April 2015 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"You can't fix a brain with crazy ideas." Alice (Biel) has everything she wants in life. A job she loves and is good at, a loving family and a boyfriend who has just asked her to marry him. Right after the proposal a freak accident happens and she is shot in the head with a nail. With her life falling apart around her she sees Congressman Birdwell (Gyllenhaal) on the TV and thinks he is the answer to her problems. This movie is pretty much exactly what you would expect it to be. Funny in parts, pretty predictable, little generic but at the same time not a terrible movie. Every once in a while it's nice to just put a movie on without having to think about it and just enjoy yourself. This is that type of movie. There really isn't too much else to say about this one. I liked it enough, but wouldn't watch it again and nothing to rush and see, but I have seen worse. Overall, a generic, predictable movie that is a decent watch. A decent date movie. I give this a B-.

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Release Date:

10 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nailed See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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