Tagline: Sometimes you nail love… Sometimes it nails you.
The story is about Alice, a small-town waitress who is accidentally shot in the head by a nail gun. Her lack of health insurance renders her unable to have the nail removed, leading to mood swings and hypersexual behavior as a result of brain damage. Alice then heads to Washington, DC to campaign for those with bizarre injuries, with the support of an unprincipled Congressman.
Accidental Love is an American comedy film directed by David O. Russell (under a pseudonym) and written by Russell, Kristin Gore, Dave Jeser, and Matt Silverstein, from the novel Sammy’s Hill by Gore. The film stars Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Catherine Keener, James Marsden, Tracy Morgan and James Brolin.
Production started in 2008 under the title Nailed, but filming was frequently halted due to financial difficulties, leading to Russell quitting the project in 2010. The film was completed without his involvement and Russell has since disowned it, the finished product credited to “Stephen Greene”. The film was released on February 10, 2015, before a limited release on March 20, 2015 by Millennium Entertainment. Accidental Love was panned by critics.
Directed by: David O. Russell
Starring: Jessica Biel, Raymond L. Brown Jr, Jenny Gulley, Beverly D’Angelo, James Marsden, Kirstie Alley, Bill Hader, Cheryl McConnell, Amanda Garsys, Erin Hunter
Screenplay by: Kristin Gore, Matthew Silverstein
Production Design by: Judy Becker
Cinematography by: Max Malkin
Film Editing by: Mark Bourgeois, Robert K. Lambert
Costume Design by: Marie-Sylvie Deveau
Set Decoration by: Vera Mills
Music by: John Swihart
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual contact and language
Studio: Millennium Films
Release Date: February 10, 2015