The Accidental Husband2009
The Accidental Husband (2009)
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as Dr. Emma Lloyd
as Richard Bratton
as Patrick Sullivan
as Mrs. Bollenbecker
as Mr. Bollenbecker
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Critic Reviews for The Accidental Husband
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.
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.
A plot of insufferable silliness contrives to keep the lovers on tenterhooks and the audience in a permanent cringe, none of it helped by Thurman's thoroughly phony performance.
This week we learned that 99% of Sun readers want a return to capital punishment. I learned that 100% of me wants it for 100% of people involved in this romcom.
Audience Reviews for The Accidental Husband
Another one under the category of okay to have on in the background. Nothing more. Possibly a little worse than the average rom com.
No wonder why the rating is so low :|
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.
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