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By Heinrich Domingo
Above its great director, promising cast, and refreshing cinematography, Accidental Love prides itself of bringing the healthcare advocacy to the fore. It satirizes US congress and its policies. It has clear and definite intention. But, intention alone cannot salvage a screenplay that is too feeble to stand. Intentions cannot transform flat lines into funny ones. Intentions cannot expound on a plot too shallow for cinema. Here is a film with the potential of being among last year’s best but turned out to be the decade’s one of the worst.