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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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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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USA | Ireland

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English | Hindi | German

Release Date:

29 February 2008 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Marido por accidente See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,707,064
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1.85 : 1
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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 gets her ring, the documents previously placed on the table are disappeared. When Richard leaves the table, the documents are also nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Emma: You can't find something if you don't know what you're looking for.
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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
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Another Perfect Guy Dumped by an Unappreciative Woman.
30 September 2009 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

One thing that bugged me as I watched this film was why, given that he is portrayed throughout as damn near perfect, fireman Jeffrey Dean Morgan's girlfriend decided to cancel the wedding. Most women would jump at the chance of snaring this living embodiment of all that is good about modern men – even if it meant jettisoning the one they were currently stuck with – but his intended bride for some reason prefers life on her own. Oh well, life makes little sense, so why should movies?

There's not much of substance about this film. The leads provide likable characters to root for, there are no bad guys and, while it struggles to raise any real laughs, it's entertaining enough and realises that most women prefer to go to the movies with their dates so throws in a few moments for their boyfriends. There's not much else to say, really: maybe he snores, or wears women's clothes or something…


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