The Accidental Husband (2009)




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A radio talk-show host who specializes in repairing damaged relationships finds her life suddenly turned upside down when a listener who took her advice and later regretted doing so resolves to take revenge on the misguided love doctor. Uma Thurman, Colin Firth, Sam Shepard, and Isabella Rossellini star in a romantic comedy directed by Griffin Dunne.
PG-13 (for some sexual content and brief strong language)
Comedy , Romance
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Uma Thurman
as Dr. Emma Lloyd
Colin Firth
as Richard Bratton
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
as Patrick Sullivan
Sam Shepard
as Wilder
Isabella Rossellini
as Mrs. Bollenbecker
Brooke Adams
as Carolyn
Keir Dullea
as Mr. Bollenbecker
Nick Sandow
as Larry
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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2)

There's little fun in being asked to identify with yet another female character who spends her running time being shamed like a dog who soiled the rug.

Full Review… | May 4, 2010
I.E. Weekly
Top Critic

Sweet, teen-friendly rom-com borders on the cliched.

Full Review… | September 2, 2010
Common Sense Media

Sub-lousy hackneyed crapola all the way, a complete disaster, one of the year's worst movies.

Full Review… | December 23, 2009

The film is hinged on unapologetic formula, looking to enchant the viewer through the act of repetition, but the writing isn't smart enough to wipe the dust off the plot.

Full Review… | November 19, 2009

mono pragma poy se boithaei na pernas tin ora soy, to na metras poses gkrimatses prolabainei na kanei o anyparktos Colin Firth, hlapakiazontas kanapedakia

Full Review… | September 16, 2008
Movies for the Masses

Words almost fail me after watching this terrible romantic comedy from Griffin Dunne which is perilously described as a "sort of Carole Lombard screwball comedy". Would that it were.

February 29, 2008
London Evening Standard

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Another one under the category of okay to have on in the background. Nothing more. Possibly a little worse than the average rom com.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

No wonder why the rating is so low :|

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

A badly produced, horribly clichéd, sadly dreary romantic comedy starring Uma Thurman in another role that feels oh so awkward on the supernova, and hunks Colin Firth and Jeffery Dean Morgan. The bulk of romantic comedies aren't anything to write home about, but sometimes they work, especially when they're well plotted or the concept is something genuinely not so absurd, like in When Harry Met Sally and Return to Me. What we have here is another story about a repressed blonde with a penchant for not falling in love until, low and behold, Jeffery Dean Morgan shows up in a madcap venture to sweep the bubbly beauty off her high heeled feet. Because of Firth (and solely because of Firth) I gave this critical and commercial failure a look over and was just as disappointed as you would expect from an Uma Thurman romantic comedy. (Other such failures have included My Super Ex-Girlfriend and Prime.) The soundtrack was really exceptional, but that dreadful score sounded like a cheap template off Microsoft's website. It just felt half assed and cheesy, like a Goldie Hawn movie from the sixties, except more production value and none of the charm of a ditzy blonde. Just, not, worth anything.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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