The Accidental Husband

MV5BMTgwODQ0NTY3OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNjA2NTQ3MQ@@._V1_SY317_CR0,0,214,317_Uma Thurman, Colin Firth, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Sam Shepard, Lindsay Sloane, Isabella Rossellini

The Love Doctor, Emma Lloyd, dishes out relationship advice to women on a New York radio station. Her advice comes from her successful, new book, and her real life ‘picture perfect’ relationship with fiancé, Richard (Firth).

She advises a radio caller, Sophia, to leave her fiancé, Patrick, right before their wedding. In revenge, Patrick gets help to hack into births, deaths and marriages and forge a marriage certificate between himself and the good doctor.

When Emma finds out she’s accidentally married, she has to quickly have the marriage annulled before she can get hitched to Richard. Patrick is the polar opposite to Richard. Despite this, during the time they spend together, they develop feelings for each other, threatening the ‘picture perfect’ life Emma plans for herself, and threatening the revenge plans Patrick has.

This is another rom com film from the busy year of 2008. This one, however, doesn’t ‘make the grade’. Thurman’s character is too scattered and she seems to make the rest of the movie scattered and jittery. Her relationships are under explored and the characters are disconnected. I couldn’t warm to her in this role and the film fell on its face. I’ve never seen Colin Firth in a movie I didn’t like, so I was disappointed he was in this flick. You don’t ever have to worry if you never see it.

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Posted on 26/06/2013, in the whole rom com list, weddings rom coms and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The Accidental Husband.

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