The Accidental Husband

Synopsis: Emma Lloyd has made a career out of her sensible, mature and responsible approach to relationships. She has a hit radio talk show, an impending book deal, and a loving relationship with her fiancé, Richard, a conventional sort-which is precisely what Emma is drawn to. Then Emma finds out that she is already married to a man she's never met before, a result of a misguided prank that leaves her bewildered and very confused. Worse than that, her plans for the future are now threatened. With her wedding just around the corner, Emma must find the mystery man and obtain an annulment. Emma tracks down her "accidental husband" - Patrick, a charming and handsome neighborhood fireman, with a big secret...that he was behind the "accidental" marriage. Unable to fess up, Patrick goes along with the ruse pretending to be just as baffled as Emma. While at first their opposite approaches to life create much tension and chaos, Emma soon starts to admire his carefree passion for life and doubt her own c
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Griffin Dunne
Production: Yari Film Group
 
IMDB:
5.6
Metacritic:
14
Rotten Tomatoes:
6%
PG-13
Year:
2008
90 min
Website
77 Views

Reesa from Manhattan,

you're on the air.

I date a lot of guys.

I mean, a lot.

I've had more blind

dates than a...

seeing eye dog. You know why?

- I'm on tenterhooks, shoot.

I'm looking for

the real thing...

you're talking about,

but I wanna feel love.

The kind where you're

so delirious...

you can barely breathe or eat.

I'm waiting for Prince

Charming who...

will pick me up,

sweep me off my feet,

- slam me into a

wall, and bang my...

Let me stop you

right there, Reesa.

First, I don't think love...

is supposed to deny

you of your food...

or oxygen supply.

Love is supposed

to nourish you.

Well, I'm just saying

I want the fairy tale.

I want the excitement,

the romance,

you know?

Yeah, I do. This

Prince Charming...

of yours doesn't exist.

He's good for a few

nights in the sack,

but his charm will run thin,

which is what charm does.

Well, I hear ya,

Dr Lloyd, but what

I'm saying is that I

want to be deeply...

- and passionately in love.

You want to be

passionately in love.

I see. You know who's

a bigger flake...

than your buddy,

Prince Charming?

His brother, Prince Passion.

Reesa, if you are

truly serious...

about wanting to find real

and lasting love in this town.

I'm gonna have to dish out

tough love to you now.

- Uh-oh.

This serial dating of yours...

is a waste of time. You can't...

find something when

you don't know...

what you're looking for.

You're playing

the field, right?

Hoping that somebody

will want you,

when it's you who

needs to figure out...

what it is you want.

Anybody can fall in love,

but what you deserve

is a man with...

the emotional maturity

to stay in love.

Don't settle for a boyfriend...

when you can demand

a manfriend.

I'm not really the

demanding type.

Don't go there, Reesa.

Hear what she's

doing, listeners?

That is the sound of a woman

who settles for second-best.

Why do we do that? I mean,

deep down we know

we deserve better,

so why do we keep lowering

our standards?

I devote a chapter...

to this in my new

book, Real Love,

which come to stores

on Wednesday.

I've finally learned

that unless...

you demand real

love for yourself,

you're going to get

seriously hurt out there.

But how am I supposed to know

if love is real or not?

Spell it out for yourselves.

R:
is he responsible?

E:
is he your equal?

- A:
is he an adult?

- Are you freakin' blind?

- And most of all,

L:
is he loving?

That's a ridiculous call.

- Know anybody like that?

- Not really.

Hold out for it, Reesa.

You'll be so glad you did.

Oh, Dr Lloyd, you

are such a lifesaver.

Thank you so much.

You're welcome.

All right, next caller.

- Patrick. Come on.

- Where'd she go?

Hopefully, she went

to buy you a muzzle.

Keep your mouth

quiet next time.

- Move it, move it.

- If there is a next time.

Showtunes.

Showtunes.

- More showtunes.

- I like showtunes.

- Obviously. It's sad.

- Oh, there's the love doctor.

- I hate that lady.

- My lady loves this.

- Mine, too.

- Your... your who?

I mean my mother.

- What is that?

- You're a beast.

Next caller.

Sofia of Astoria,

you're on the air.

- Hi. Hi, am I on?

Yeah. Yeah, here

we are. Let's go.

I'm supposed to be

getting married this...

weekend, and I'm having

second thoughts.

- Second, third, fourth?

- What do you mean?

Thinking about calling

this off a while?

Well, I took your

online compatibility...

test, and I scored a 12.

OK. That test helps predict...

long-term

compatibility, caller.

- You're right to

consider this...

Sofia?

... very, very carefully.

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