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Accidental Love (2015)



Critic Consensus: Cobbling together an unfinished satire on the healthcare system and contorting it into a dopey romance, Accidental Love is a cynical repurposing of unrealized potential.

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Alice's perfect life is turned upside down when a freak accident leaves a nail lodged in her head, causing erratic (and erotic) behavior. After her fiancé calls off the engagement, Alice sets off in search of a cure and falls into the arms of Howard Birdwell, a sexy senator who champions her cause. Caught up in a love triangle held together by a nail, will Alice listen to her head or her heart?

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Jessica Biel
as Alice Eckle
Jake Gyllenhaal
as Howard Birdwell
Catherine Keener
as Rep. Pam Hendrickson
Beverly D'Angelo
as Helen Eckle
Tracy Morgan
as Keyshawn
James Brolin
as Buck McCoy
Kurt Fuller
as Rev. Norm
Bill Hader
as Dr. Turnstall
Steve Boles
as Bob Eckle
Darlene Hunt
as Dr. Adams
Cheryl McConnell
as Woman Administrator
Kirstie Alley
as Aunt Rita
Kendrick Cross
as Security Guard
David Ramsey
as Rep. Bill Harshtone
Olivia Crocicchia
as Marsha Weber
Simon Hamlin
as Man Reporter
Barbara Weetman
as McCoy's Widow
Bonnie Aarons
as Reporter #2
Matthew Muzio
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Accidental Love

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (17)

It's an unmitigated disaster, not even worth a spin as a curiosity piece.

August 14, 2015 | Rating: 1/4

David O Russell has moved on, as should we all.

June 23, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Unsurprisingly, it's a mess.

June 21, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

For this kind of comedy to work, absolute precision and relentless speed are essential. Given the circumstances in which the was made, it is little surprise that neither are achieved.

June 18, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If there are David O Russell completists out there, this is something for them.

June 18, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Accidental Love fields a top-level cast in a low-level comedy that combines the peculiar subjects of a nail in the brain, and pork-barrel Washington politics.

June 18, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Accidental Love


Who knew Biel could act? Could rollerskate? And yet even a bumpkin such as I can be schooled, and so I was. Loved this bit of political satire about obtaining healthcare for everyone. I even liked Tracy Morgan. When does that happen?

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

This actually starts off okay. Yes, it's hammy, but I could go with it. Right up until Alice winds up with the nail in her head, I enjoyed this. Then when the political stuff kicks in... Not so much.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Unbelievably stupid, Accidental Love is an absurd piece of political satire. Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Marsden, and Catherine Keener star in this ridiculous tale of a woman who seeks out her congressman in order to pass an emergency health care bill after she is impaled in the head by a nail gun and lacks the insurance needed to get the nail removed. The politics are incredibly heavy handed and undercuts the comedy. And the performances are just awful. A crazy mess, Accidental Love is a poorly made film that's over stuffed with lame characters and bad jokes.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

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