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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) »

Taglines:

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

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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,707,064
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the bar where Patrick and Emma first meet, Patrick toasts Emma as "The Bride". Uma Thurman character in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) was "The Bride". 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

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 »

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Blue Light Special
Written by William Joseph Martin & Marc Ferrari
Performed by William Joseph Martin
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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Thoroughly entertaining
5 October 2008 | by twistedveganSee all my reviews

I nearly didn't watch this film because of the negative reviews that I read on here so I thought I'd set the record straight. I don't know if the previous reviewers had watched the same film that I did as I enjoyed every moment of it.

I watch a lot of movies and I am very fussy about what I watch. I don't normally watch this kind of movie as I would consider it to be a bit of a chick flick but I found this to be surprisingly good.

The story was very well written with lots of twists and turns and the comic timing was just right. Most films seem to have a bit of a slow section where you wish they would just get on with it but this film keeps you interested all the way through.

If you are a fan of films like Four Weddings and Bridget Jones then I recommend that you see this one. It has all the makings of classic, well written romantic comedy.


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