December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

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Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

November 9, 2012

The Accidental Husband (2008)

When it's over, good comedic timing and chemistry between the actors make this predictable rom-com a surprising treat. Emma (Uma Thurman) is engaged to Richard (Colin Firth), but wakes up one morning to discover she is already married to Patrick (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).  While Emma waits for an annulment from Patrick, she starts to realize Richard may not be her soul mate and her affections begin to gravitate towards Patrick.  It sounds dizzying, and at times, the pace is just that, but the fun really lies in Thurman's comedic talent, as she goes from a woman with all the answers to a woman who can't make up her mind.  Richard's charm and Patrick's boyishness add to the pot of confusing emotions making the pair a delight to watch as they vie for Emma's affections.  Too bad this film never made it to wide release.  I think it would have done will. It was released in the United Kingdom in 2008 and was scheduled to be released in North America in early 2009, but due to the bankruptcy of the production company's distributor, the film was shelved until its release direct-to-DVD in late 2009.  

My rating: 3.5 out of 5 

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