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Accidental Love Blu-ray Review

Accidental Love Blu-ray

“Accidental Love” is already one of the worst films of 2015.

Seven years ago, acclaimed director David O. Russell (“Three Kings,” “The Fighter,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” and “American Hustle”) set out to direct a project called “Nailed” (which is based on the novel “Sammy’s Hill” by Kristin Gore. After several financial setbacks, Russell abandoned the project leaving the film unfinished and potentially unreleasable. Earlier this year, Millennium Entertainment announced they would be recutting the film and releasing it under the title “Accidental Love.” While it will no doubt be a curiosity to film buffs and David O. Russell fans, “Accidental Love” is a flat-out disaster.

In “Accidental Love,” the story revolves around a waitress (Alice) who is accidentally shot in the head with a nail gun. Seeing as as she doesn’t have health insurance and is unable to have it removed by her Aunt (a vet), Alice is stuck with the nail in her. As a result, she begins to act abnormally. Hoping to resolve the situation, Alice ventures to Washington D.C. to get health care help from a politician (Howard) and, well, that’s all I’m going to say.

Right off the bat, viewers will notice that the film’s director is credited as Stephen Greene. That is because David O. Russell took his name off this film. After seeing “Accidental Love,” it’s not hard to see why he did this.

While I was initially intrigued to see this topical lost project about the health care system, it was honestly better off lost. This black comedy satire falls flat from the first minute and never recovers. The cringe worthy cartoony humor doesn’t work on screen and it’s embarrassing to see the talented cast comprised of Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel, Catherine Keener, James Marsden, Tracy Morgan, Paul Reubens, Kirstie Alley, Beverly D’Angelo, and James Brolin wasting their talent here. Now, granted, the film feels unfinished (that’s because it really is), but no amount of tinkering or reshoots could have saved this one. Why David O. Russell opted to take on this project is a true mystery.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: Widescreen 1080p. How does it look? While a bit fuzzy, the transfer is decent.

Audio Track: Dolby TrueHD 5.1. How does it sound? The score and dialogue come through as clear as day.

The only extras here are Millennium Entertainment trailers.

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April 16, 2015 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Wasn’t the cover enough?

    Comment by jgiambrone | April 16, 2015 | Reply


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