Anderson ... resorts to all sorts of directorial tricks to sustain this shaky premise.
Unlike the typical Hollywood romance, its belief in happily-ever-after, even if it has to come from the fourth dimension, feels authentic. full review
The story isn't perfectly proportioned ... but it gets quirkier at the points where most romantic comedies go limp. full review
For a high-flown fantasy, it's surprisingly down-to-Earth.
The actors have enough appeal to keep it moving over the speed bumps. full review
The charm of Happy Accidents is that, like Ruby, we half-believe Sam Deed. full review
The low-budget Happy Accidents may be just the tonic for those in the mood for something quirky and low-key. full review
Conveying a certain amount of charm is key, and there is little in the schlubby presence of Vincent D'Onofrio. full review
The actors make a good team in this film, and they're playing well-defined characters, but the script is so repetitive that we get mighty impatient for the mystery to be resolved.
A cleverly resourceful mixture of romantic comedy and sci-fi time travel. full review
Has an engaging, light-hearted sweetness, clever plot and, amazingly, no special 4-D effects. full review
Anderson constructs a story where past and future converge to redefine present-tense romantic anxiety. And in so doing he offers a redefinition of love.
Doesn't have the negative qualities of many big-studio romantic comedies, but it doesn't quite take flight. full review
A warped kind of romantic comedy in which the whole is substantially less than the sum of the parts.
Happy Accidents is about as unconventional a romantic comedy as you're likely to find - the only problem is that the lackluster science fiction elements keep getting in the way. full review