Happy Accidents
Happy Accidents (2001)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 24, 2001
DVD Release Date: December 17, 2002
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Happy Accidents has enough quirkiness and charm to rise above the more formulaic entries in the romantic comedy genre.

Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

The actors have enough appeal to keep it moving over the speed bumps.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Tangy romantic comedy plays sly games.

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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

The story isn't perfectly proportioned ... but it gets quirkier at the points where most romantic comedies go limp.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

The charm of Happy Accidents is that, like Ruby, we half-believe Sam Deed.

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Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

Vincent D'Onofrio . . . makes the stranger-in-a-strange-land thing irresistible.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

For a high-flown fantasy, it's surprisingly down-to-Earth.

Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News

The low-budget Happy Accidents may be just the tonic for those in the mood for something quirky and low-key.

Brian Mckay

Once again, director Brad Anderson (of SESSION 9 and NEXT STOP WONDERLAND) has earned the title "maker of chick-flicks that guys can tolerate

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
This was recently on Entertainment Weekly's 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen list, and it certainly is awesome despite its kooky concept of whether… More
Bill Cavros
It Like like K-PAX, but with Tomei and D'Onofrio relationship as the centerpiece. Quirky and Romantic, it really doesn't reach mind bending for me.… More
Nicki Marie
Slow, but worth sticking with. Very original idea for a romantic movie. Wasn't sure I liked it to start with, but it did end up being worth a watch.
Marion Ravenwood
It was okay. I don't think I'm the right audience for romantic films , I guess.
Jesse Ortega
This was a pretty good movie. Solid performances from the cast and the hint of mystery make the movie intriguing to watch, if anything else. It's not… More