It’s not a romantic comedy that’s going to set the world on fire, but The Accidental Husband has enough in its locker to give you an easy night in front of the television.
The Accidental Husband pits Uma Thurman as a radio talk show host who, in the course of her programme, takes a call from a bride-to-be. One chat later, and the caller has dumped her fiancé (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan), and he’s not too happy about it. To get her back, he engineers things so that he’s married to her without her knowledge, and the rest of the blanks you can probably fill in yourself.
While the premise is forced and a little muddled, The Accidental Husband nonetheless entertains perfectly well, primarily due to the work of its cast. Thurman is in fine form here, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan is certainly one to watch too. It was a wise move too to bring in Colin Firth to firm things up as Thurman’s existing boyfriend.
The Accidental Husband never has pretensions about ripping up the romantic comedy formula, and as such contents itself with offering a perfectly amiable way to spend an hour and half. You might not remember too much about it, but you’re more than likely to have enjoyed it. --Jon Foster
Romantic comedy starring Uma Thurman, Colin Firth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Patrick Sullivan (Morgan) is a happy-go-lucky firefighter in New York, looking forward to his impending marriage to Sofia (Justina Machado). When Patrick discovers that his fiance recently sought counselling on the radio from therapist, Dr. Emma Lloyd (Thurman), who advised her to break off her engagement, he decides to get revenge on Emma. With the help of his neighbour, he hacks into the State Department and registers himself as being married to Emma, something that doesn't go down too well with Emma's fiance, Richard (Firth).
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The Accidental husband is a stylish romantic comedy starring Uma Thurman, Colin Firth and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Dr. Emma Lloyd (Thurman) is a popular New York radio DJ, whose practical love advice is listened to and loved by women everywhere! Off-air, her own love life is running smoothly with Emma planning her wedding to her dependable fiancé Richard (Firth). That is until she makes the shocking discovery that she's already married... To someone else! With her life in crisis Emma sets out to track down her mystery man - in order to annul the marriage. However as events unfold, she discovers that following her own advice is a lot more difficult than she anticipated! ...The Accidental Husband