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Happy Accidents (2000)

Cast: Marisa Tomei, Marisa Tomei, Vincent D'Onofrio, more...
Director: Brad Anderson, Brad Anderson
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Studio: MGM
Genre: Comedies, Romantic Comedy, Time Travel
Running Time: 110 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Is Ruby Weaver's Mr. Right really an emissary from the year 2,470, or is he just a complete loon ball? This question is at the heart of Brad Anderson's whimsical romantic comedy. The story opens with Ruby (Marisa Tomei) lamenting over her boyfriend Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio) to her shrink (Holland Taylor). In a series of flashbacks, the film quickly sketches Ruby as a neurotic with an unhappy track record concerning men and Sam as an oddball who is afraid of small dogs and has a barcode tattooed to his arm. But he's nuts over Ruby, and at least initially, that is enough for her. Slowly, Sam begins to reveal his "past." He tells her that he is from the Dubuque of the future and that he hails from a rare "anachronistic" family who believe that reproduction should occur the old-fashioned, fun way as opposed to the more popular cloning method. At first, Ruby is amused, until she realizes that he's not kidding. After a series of arguments, he agrees to visit Ruby's analyst, which yields unexpected results. This film premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, All Movie Guide

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Happy accident indeed! by Emomovieluver February 25, 2003 - 9:34 AM PST
10 out of 10 members found this review helpful
It was a happy accident that I stumbled upon "Happy Accidents" and put the movie in my queue as being a genre movie fan, I rarely rent this type of flick most often labeled a "chick flick". For the first quarter of the movie, I was indeed wondering why the hell I rented this. Then amidsts what seemed like a standard romance theme, a subplot arose seemingly inspired by the time travel aspect of say... "The Terminator" and I was quickly engrossed. Director Anderson handles the "sci fi" elements of the quirky backstory ingeniously with creative technical flare later demonstrated to a greater extent in the shocking and stunning "Session 9" movie. D'Onofrio comes across a bit awkward at first but grows to be likable while Tomei is cute (and manic) as ever. There are many clever twist in the storyline which will keep you guessing until the end.

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