Today we’re talking about the 2021 film Accidental Family.
A twist on While You Were Sleeping without the creepy coma stuff. The movie does a great job at setting everything up, but tries too hard to include conventions from comedy, drama, and romance movies.
The main character is the standard nerdy/quirky, supposedly shy, leading lady. She’s sympathetic but a little generic. She is shown to be good at her job which is something I feel is often forgotten in rom-coms.
The rest of the cast is okay with some cringe scenes that could have been better acted.
I found a lot of the dialogue heavy handed. Hearing the girlfriend admit over the phone that she’s just using him for his house was a convenient way to make us dislike her but it wasn’t needed.
The romantic banter is cute and only a little weird because they think they’re 3rd cousins.
The heartfelt moments were well done.
I loved the narrator/angel.
Visuals and Music
The camera work is good and the locations are well picked. I really appreciated the props for the chests.
The music did it’s job but was not memorable.
The movie was a calm-ish rom-com. I wasn’t expecting the death and it wasn’t a fun surprise. The rest was cute and enjoyable. The family enjoyed it.
I really hate puking scenes, especially played for laughs. I’m even less of a fan since my 4yo has been going around pretending to puke on people since we watched it.
A mostly inoffensive and mildly enjoyable romantic comedy that takes a dip too far into drama for my liking. Worth a watch if you like rom-coms or dramady films.
Final Score: 2.5 Stars out of 5