Happy Accidents

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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Anderson is a hopeless romantic in a cynical world, and for a brief moment he makes the case that true love is the only power that can crack time and space.
  2. 80
    Looks drab and doesn't take very good advantage of its New York locations, but the neurotic intensity and emotional honesty of its two leads more than make up for it.
  3. 75
    "Happy Accidents" should retire Tomei's status as part of a show-biz urban legend and establish her once and for all as one of our most versatile and engaging performers.
  4. 67
    Gleefully silly fun, with a few core concepts on the nature of time, space, and la-la-la-love thrown in for good measure. And who can resist a puffin, anyway?
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    60
    The leads smooth over the plot holes endemic to all 4D fables, making the movie more than mere déjà vu.
  6. D'Onofrio is a natural for the role of a romantic who just may be a freak. A highly physical actor, he ranges between sweetly awkward and a candidate for the kind of mental hospital shown in "Session 9."
  7. 20
    It's a warped kind of romantic comedy in which the whole is substantially less than the sum of the parts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jenn
    Jul 9, 2007
    10
    I enjoyed the middle of the movie the most dreading the moment when something would ruin it for me and I'd end up hating the movie, but I enjoyed the middle of the movie the most dreading the moment when something would ruin it for me and I'd end up hating the movie, but that never happened. for now, this is my favorite movie, i cant get sick of watching this. don't expect sex, drugs or violence. just cuteness. you have to watch it a few times to catch everything. like who the "father" on the phone really is, etc. Expand
  2. OtiliaC.
    Dec 8, 2003
    10
    This is a quirky romantic movie and little far fetched but adorable. It was refreshing to see a movie that makes you laugh and your heart This is a quirky romantic movie and little far fetched but adorable. It was refreshing to see a movie that makes you laugh and your heart pitter-patter at the same time. Simply marvelous! Collapse
  3. Jun 1, 2014
    8
    Unexpected and beautiful. It plays like a mobius strip but without all the usual **** that comes with a time based plot. Glad I came acrossUnexpected and beautiful. It plays like a mobius strip but without all the usual **** that comes with a time based plot. Glad I came across this and would highly recommend it. It's unique and genuine. well-acted and without pretense. similar in feel to about time, which is another suberp time based romantic. Expand
  4. Jan 14, 2015
    4
    A slow burner of a movie which at some points the flame is all but extinguished.

    The story certainly opens avenues which could have, should
    A slow burner of a movie which at some points the flame is all but extinguished.

    The story certainly opens avenues which could have, should be been more visually enhanced along with the pace and character relations.

    I so wanted to watch this after waiting 15 years to see it and compose a great review but alas....

    Ultimately i wish I could back travel 15 years, watch this on VHS before the dawning of online review sites and save myself 5 minutes I will never get back.

    Not worth watching in my opinion unless there really is nothing else to watch.
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