Accidental Loveis a 2015 American comedy film directed by David O. Russell (under a pseudonym) and written by Russell, Kristin Gore , Matthew Silverstein and Dave Jeser , from the novelSammy's Hillby Gore. The film stars Jessica Biel , Jake Gyllenhaal , Catherine Keener , James Marsden , Tracy Morgan and James Brolin .
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.
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 .