By Movie Lover (05 Oct 2008)
A radio talk-show host who specializes in repairing damaged relationships finds her life suddenly turned upside down when a listener who took her advice and later regretted doing so resolves to take revenge on the misguided love doctor. Uma Thurman, Colin Firth, Sam Shepard, and Isabella Rossellini star in this romantic comedy directed by Griffin Dunne
Emma Lloyd (Uma Thurman) is a woman who has made a career out of being sensible, mature and responsible with regard to her approach towards love and relationships. Emma has a hit radio talk show, an upcoming book deal, and a loving relationship with her fiance, Richard (Colin Firth). Richard is a rather conventional type of person- and this is exactly what Emma is attracted towards. The Accidental Husband Movie takes the twist when Emma is shocked upon discovering that she is already married to a man that she has never met before. This marriage is a result of a misguided prank and it has her feeling very shocked, bewildered and confused. Even worse than that, her plans for the future with her fiance Richard, played by Colin Firth, have now become very threatened as she discovers her "Accidental Husband". With her wedding to Richard (Colin Firth) just around the corner, Emma (Uma Thurman) must now find this mystery man that has inadvertently become her Accidental Husband and obtain an annulment from this marriage threatening to turn her world upside down. Emma tracks down her "Accidental Husband"- Patrick (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Patrick is a very charming and very handsome neighborhood fireman and he has a big secret...that he is the Accidental Husband and is the one behind the "accidental" marriage. Unable to admit to being the one behind becoming her Accidental Husband, Patrick goes along with the joke and is pretending to be just as baffled as Emma is about being her Accidental Husband. While at first their very opposite attitudes about life create much tension and chaos for them both, Emma (Uma Thurman) soon begins to admire and love Patrick's carefree and happy-go-lucky passion for life and this causes her to begin to doubt her own conservative, sensible views on life and love. As Emma's wedding draws near, she is faced with the choice between her safe and predictable life with Richard or the chance to live in the passionate, carefree and spontaneous happy-go-lucky world that Patrick lives in.