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The Accidental Husband

The Accidental Husband

Griffin Dunne (2008)

86min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Uma Thurman puts a brave face on a bad situation as a lovesick talk-show host, in this laboured romantic comedy from director Griffin Dunne (Addicted to Love). As she prepares to get hitched to Colin Firth (doing his usual stiff-upper-lip routine), a gruff firefighter (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) worms his way into her affections. It's an unlikely match brought about by silly contrivances (including a faked marriage certificate) and a bit of banter that aims for witty and falls just short of banal. In all, there are very few laughs to be had and a good deal of wincing as co-producer Thurman resorts to pratfalls and severe head injury to get a chuckle. She just tries too hard and for no obvious good reason since Morgan's blue-collar hero comes across like a smarmy missing member of the Village People.

Summary

Radio talk-show host Dr Emma Lloyd advises a caller to her show to leave her boyfriend - who gets even by falsifying civil records to make it seem he and Emma are legally married, even though they have never met. This presents Emma with a big problem, as she is currently planning her wedding. Romantic comedy, starring Uma Thurman, Colin Firth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Cast & Crew

Dr Emma Lloyd Uma Thurman
Michael Colin Firth
Patrick Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Wilder Sam Shepard
Mrs Bollenbecker Isabella Rossellini
Mr Bollenbecker Keir Dullea
Sophia Justina Machado
Sunny Sarita Choudhury
Marcy Lindsay Sloane
Director Griffin Dunne
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Momentum Pictures Guidance: Swearing. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 29 Feb 2008

Comedy

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