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The Accidental Husband
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Directed By
Griffin Dunne

Written By:
Mimi Hare, Clare Naylor, Bonnie Sikowitz

Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Firth, Sam Shepard, Lindsay Sloane, Justina Machado, Ajay Naidu, Nick Sandow, Michael Mosley, Brooke Adams, Lindsey Kraft, Sarita Choudhury, Isabella Rossellini, Keir Dullea, Adesola A. Osakalumi, Hudson Cooper, John Rothman, Ilana Levine, Welker White, Kristina Klebe, April Yvette Thompson, Nicole Burdette, Sherman Alpert, Himad Beg, James Thomas Bligh, Audrey Elizabeth Fafard, Bianca Giancoli, Zeke Hawkins, Jason Evans Lee, Rob Pedini, Uzimann, Ben Hauck, Jeffrey Tedmori, Yolande Bavan, Santo Fazio, Elisabeth A. Furtado, Beth Dzuricky, Tony Rigo, Gary Cowling, Thomas Mintz, Thom Prin Jr., David Scott Klein, Irmingard Klebe, Joerg Klebe, Kaushik Shastry, John Rue, Terrence Quinn, Christopher Breslin, Edward Sullivan, Kelly Ebsary, Joseph DeBona, Deep Singh, Kevin Dhaniram, Raymond Grappone, Sunny Jain, Sandra Park, Jeremiah Caleb, Michael Ferreira, Matthew Kehoe, Laura McDavid, Devika Bhise, Octavio Gómez Berríos, Ben Hauck, Sandhya Jain, Manprit Bhoday, Sibtain Rahim, Jay Charan, Pooja Narang, Raj Vasudeva

The Accidental Husband (2008)
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Movie Review by Zara
November 15th, 2009

A rather inoffensive formulaic romance where there is a main female character who doesn't believe in the concept of falling in love with someone because you feel a spark of love for them but because it's the logical thing to do. A talk show love doctor who convinces women that the fairy tale romance doesn't exist and then ends up falling for a guy for exactly the reasons that she tells her listeners to stay away from.

What helps the movie is that it has fairly good casting. Thurman is believable in the role of the doctor who doesn't believe in fairy tale romances, Firth is playing the same role that he usually gets saddled with as the guy who puts up with a lot of crap from the female character and doesn't get ruffled when she flees from him. And Morgan gets to turn on his rugged charm as the fireman who she ends up falling for.

There isn't anything all that great to say about the movie and there isn't anything to scold it for either. It delivers on what it promises and most women who are into this sort of movie are going to like the ending, predictable as it might be. I found the cashing in of the Indian culture to be played out, even if there is a certain charm to the character actors that they cast for the thankless roles. And Morgan is enigmatic, this strange force which compels even the most hardened hearts to believe that there is a scruffy guy with a heart of gold out there for all of us.

Good enough movie for passing the time, but really nothing all that special about it. No wonder it never got a theatrical release like it was supposed to last year, during the glut of movies which were exactly like it.

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