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Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Accidental Husband


I hadn’t even heard of this movie until I saw a trailer the other day. Then I even thought it was a new movie just about to be shown in theaters. To my surprise, they were showing this on cable yesterday.


The movie starts Uma Thurman as Dr. Emma Lloyd, afternoon radio’s female Dr. Love. She also came out with a book on finding and keeping Real Love.

But her life completely changes, just as her listeners’ lives have changed by heeding her many advises. Patrick Sullivan was dumped by his fiancé  just days before their wedding after calling in to Em’s radio show. So naturally, Patrick blames the love doctor for ruining his life.

Now Patrick has loving neighbors who want nothing but all nice things for him.  Specially the young computer genius  downstairs. He goes ahead and hacks into the city hall’s website and enters a marriage certificate for Emma and Patrick. Best Wishes!

And the rest, as they say, is history. Or a roller coaster ride.

The full synopsis can be read here.

It was a feel-good movie. No big crying moments, no loud shouting scenes even when Emma finds out about the real circumstances behind the accidental marriage. Uma Thurman is always a delight to watch, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a yummy big hunk of love, hahaha Smile

So what is real love? I’m not sure if the movie sought to define it really. In the end, you just know that there is no black and white answer when it comes to love and finding the one you’ll end up with. Sometimes, our match is the ever-reliable and dependable person. But sometimes, it’s not. And it’s not a bad thing. I mean, yes we all should probably gravitate towards the stable, mature, men. But there are also other types of men that will fit our lives perfectly, if we let them. You know what I mean? Hay, why do I even try to explain? Haha.

Emma’s wedding gown looked beautiful though, as did she. The church wasn’t bedecked with many flowers, and was mostly white though, in contrast with the colorful lovely bouquets I’d been looking at at the ProFlowers social site.