Happy Accidents
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Is Ruby Weaver's Mr. Right really an emissary from the year 2,470, or is he just a complete loon ball? This question is at the heart of Brad Anderson's whimsical romantic comedy. The story opens with Ruby (Marisa Tomei) lamenting over her boyfriend Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio) to her shrink (Holland Taylor). In a series of flashbacks, the film quickly sketches Ruby as a neurotic with an unhappy track record concerning men and Sam as an oddball who is afraid of small dogs and has a barcode tattooed to his arm. But he's nuts over Ruby, and at least initially, that is enough for her.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Happy Accidents looks drab and doesn't take very good advantage of its New York locations, but the neurotic intensity and emotional honesty of its two leads more than make up for it."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"The actors have enough appeal to keep it moving over the speed bumps."
‑ Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle
"Tangy romantic comedy plays sly games."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A boxed-in [but] entertaining diversion... a small-scale surrealist love story anchored by two fully committed, highly watchable actors."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"Tomei and D'Onofrio imbue their roles with the requisite warmth and fragility."
‑ Gordon G. Geise, PopMatters
"The story isn't perfectly proportioned ... but it gets quirkier at the points where most romantic comedies go limp."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"The charm of Happy Accidents is that, like Ruby, we half-believe Sam Deed."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Vincent D'Onofrio . . . makes the stranger-in-a-strange-land thing irresistible."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"Starts off really well, progresses at an enjoyable pace, and falters a little about 2/3 of the way through."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"This is a tangy romantic comedy that plays sly games of its own with time as the story unfolds."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"For a high-flown fantasy, it's surprisingly down-to-Earth."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"The low-budget Happy Accidents may be just the tonic for those in the mood for something quirky and low-key."
‑ Glenn Lovell, San Jose Mercury News
"Once again, director Brad Anderson (of SESSION 9 and NEXT STOP WONDERLAND) has earned the title "maker of chick-flicks that guys can tolerate"
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"It's nothing like the sappy, crappy rom-coms we're used to seeing."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"Gleefully silly fun, with a few core concepts on the nature of time, space, and la-la-la-love thrown in for good measure."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
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