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The Accidental Husband

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Uma Thurman, The Accidental Husband
Myles Aronowitz

When a pompous radio talk-show host named Dr. Emma Lloyd (Uma Thurman) advises a caller to break off her relationship, the woman’s firefighter boyfriend (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) decides to exact revenge on Emma. His nefarious plan? Tampering with marriage records to make it look like he’s actually married to her. ”It’s a story that’s rooted in the finest screwball traditions that have been evolving since It Happened One Night,” says director Griffin Dunne of the comedy. ”[Emma] falls down, bangs her head a lot, and a lot of s— gets on her dress.” (August 22)