Accidental Husband or how I’m clearly unromantic - I’d pick the sensible guy not the romantic one ;)
The Accidental Husband (UK/USA, 2008)
Seen: Wednesday, 4th November 2009 (cinema)
Director: Griffin Dunne
Cast: Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Firth, Ajay Naidu, Isabella Rossellini
Production House: Blumhouse Productions, Team Todd, Yari Film Group (YFG)
Plot: (from imdb)
When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge.
Impressions In Short
It’s a cute romantic comedy and it was relatively enjoyable, but nothing special. It probably doesn’t help that I would have gone for the other guy ;-P And no, it’s not just because it was Colin Firth that didn’t get the girl ;)
More About the Film
The annoying thing about this film was that I totally agreed with the advice Emma Lloyd gave out on the radio. It wasn’t some sort of radical feminist propaganda, it was just sound and sensible advice. I don’t think looking for a responsible and mature man and basing a marriage on a long, trusting relationship is a bad thing. I think that’s great advice actually.
Not to say that Patrick Sullivan wasn’t charming and loving - he was very much so. But my personal preference is for guys like Richard - sensible, steady and honest. Besides, he and Emma did love each other - just in a different way. And one of the best things about Richard was how much he respected her personal space.
On the plus side of things, they were cast very well and they never made Richard into a vile character. Usually when you have two guys in a romantic comedy one of them turns out to be a baddie. In this one they’re both good, just different. I guess that was kind of nice.
Er no, not really. Though you can watch it for the cast. Colin Firth has great comic timing in this, Jeffrey Dean Morgan really is very charming and Uma Thurman is… well Uma Thurman ;)