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52 Ratings

Accidental Love


Directed by David O. Russell
United States, 2015
Comedy, Romance


An original political satire about a naive small town waitress who accidentally gets a nail buried in her head, causing erratic and outrageous behavior that leads her to Washington DC. There she falls for a dashing, but clueless, Congressman who searches for the courage to save her.

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Accidental Love Directed by David O. Russell
[It’s] more fizzle than folly: Russell’s wicked black-comic instincts occasionally poke through the gauzy confusion, but virtually every cue and every cut feels off by seconds. Whether the film was undone by other hands’ Frankenstein-like tinkering, or whether it was a rare Russell misfire all along, we’ll never know.
July 19, 2015
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It is an awful piece of work; a demented, discombobulated non-film that’s more fun to kvetch about than actually watch. To say it has been cobbled together would be an insult to cobblers. In fact, an actual cobbler could probably stitch together a better edit of the available material than the producers have managed here. It is a movie that needs be interred with as little fanfare as possible. A pauper’s funeral is definitely on the cards.
June 19, 2015
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Whoever wrangled this stuff in the editing suite clearly did everything they could to reassure viewers that what they were watching was definitely supposed to be funny. Given the film was never going to make sense, though, letting its flailing oddness flap free would have surely been the shrewder strategy.
June 18, 2015
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