There are many stories about love that defies convention. In fact, there are even some that are so weird that there are conventions dedicated to them. Yours Accidentally is just about as unconventional as you can get, and it's also a delightful film that made me smile in a totally, unapologetically so-wrong-its-right way.
Here's the story - Luke works on a lavender farm, and one day after a hard day's work, he hits a beautiful young maiden with his car. Instead of taking her to the hospital, he drives off to take her home, and along the way, she works her considerable charms to win him over.
You may be thinking you know exactly where this is going. You are kinda right, but if you see how it's really working, you're a mindreader.
The story is so strong, and equal parts creepy and romantic. There's the world in which Luke and the girl of his dreams are living, and there's the world of everyone and their views. That's the central tension, but moreso, there is also a certain amount of magic happening. It's the kind of magic that may come from a very dark place, but it's magic nonetheless.
The performances in Yours Accidentally are super-strong, and the shooting is great. The editing is crisp, and the sound is great. Director/writer Stephen Forrester has crafted a well-structured piece that makes us root for the strange outcome and the victory of love of taboo.
You can find out more info on Yours Accidentally, as well as other works from Formidable FIlms, at http://www.theformidablefilmcompany.com/#!about/c2414
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