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Accidental Love Review

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Roller-skating waitress Alice (Biel) suffers a freak accident and hasn’t got the medical cover to fix it so she heads to Washington on a campaign for health reform.

★★★★

Roller-skating waitress Alice (Biel) suffers a freak accident and hasn’t got the medical cover to fix it. She goes to Washington, where her condition prompts an impromptu shag with a congressman (Gyllenhaal) and a war with the forces of evil (ambitious politician Keener) arrayed against Alice’s campaign for healthcare reform.

Notoriously troubled (shot chiefly in 2008, with shutdowns, rows and director David O. Russell walking in 2010 — the Stephen Greene credit is an Alan Smithee pseudonym), what’s emerged is the bastard offspring of a charmless romcom and a toothless political satire.

The bastard offspring of a charmless romcom and a toothless political satire.

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