The Accidental Husband (12A)

Reviewed,Anthony Quinn
Friday 29 February 2008 01:00

Even taking into account the dismal pedigree of director Griffin Dunne (Practical Magic, Addicted to Love) and writer Bonnie Sikowitz, one could hardly have predicted this shocker.

Uma Thurman plays a New York agony-aunt DJ who flouts her own advice and falls for the hunky fireman Jeffrey Dean Morgan, despite being already engaged to the clean-cut Brit Colin Firth.

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 – Firth looks comparatively sincere. Just one laugh would have been something, but Sikowitz could not oblige us even that.

Watch the trailer for 'The Accidental Husband'.

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