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The Accidental Husband
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 a romantic comedy directed by Griffin Dunne. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sweet, teen-friendly rom-com borders on the cliched."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"The film is hinged on unapologetic formula, looking to enchant the viewer through the act of repetition, but the writing isn't smart enough to wipe the dust off the plot."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Sadly, as Thurman dithers between her two suitors - one a fiery free spirit, the other as wet as an otter's pocket - her decisions become ever more baffling. Even her sparky performance fails to fire the rather soggy finale."
‑ , thelondonpaper
"This week we learned that 99% of Sun readers want a return to capital punishment. I learned that 100% of me wants it for 100% of people involved in this romcom."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Even rom-com's need a relatively believable premise but the idea that you can find yourself hitched as a result of a few clicks on your keyboard is really pushing it."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"There's little fun in being asked to identify with yet another female character who spends her running time being shamed like a dog who soiled the rug."
‑ Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly
"mono pragma poy se boithaei na pernas tin ora soy, to na metras poses gkrimatses prolabainei na kanei o anyparktos Colin Firth, hlapakiazontas kanapedakia"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"A plot of insufferable silliness contrives to keep the lovers on tenterhooks and the audience in a permanent cringe, none of it helped by Thurman's thoroughly phony performance."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"The prognosis: a total emotional block."
‑ Stella Papamichael,
"A hodge-podge of random story elements that seem to emerge from the land that logic forgot, including a Bollywood segment."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Sub-lousy hackneyed crapola all the way, a complete disaster, one of the year's worst movies."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Words almost fail me after watching this terrible romantic comedy from Griffin Dunne which is perilously described as a "sort of Carole Lombard screwball comedy". Would that it were."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"This ludicrous effort is more catastrophe than accident."
‑ , Sun Online
"Limp, transparently plotted flight fodder."
‑ Jane Crowther, Total Film
"Dismal romantic comedy that gets everything wrong, thanks to an appalling script, bad performances, embarrassing stereotypes, zero chemistry between the leads and painfully unfunny jokes."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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