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Alex & Emma (2003)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  20 June 2003 (USA)
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A writer must turn out a novel in thirty days or face the wrath of loan sharks.

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Tony / Flamenco Dancer #2
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Bobby / Flamenco Dancer #1
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Emma Dinsmore / Ylva / Elsa / Eldora / Anna
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Whistling John Shaw
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Alexander Wauthier ...
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Polina's Father
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Madame Blanche
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Bus Driver
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Storyline

A romantic comedy: Alex is an author whose writer's block and gambling debts have landed him in a jam. In order get loan sharks off his back, he must finish his novel in 30 days or wind up dead. To help him complete his manuscript he hires stenographer Emma. As Alex begins to dictate his tale of a romantic love triangle to the charming yet somewhat opinionated stenographer, Emma challenges his ideas at every turn. Her unsolicited yet intriguing input begins to inadvertently influence Alex and his story and soon real life begins to imitate art. Written by Anonymous

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Is it love... or are they just imagining things?

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some language | See all certifications »
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20 June 2003 (USA)  »

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Loosely Based on a True Love Story  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$114,881 (South Africa) (19 September 2003)

Gross:

$215,481 (South Africa) (3 October 2003)
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The German version of the film supplants the Germans-such-as-Adolf Hitler gag with Russians-such-as-Joseph Stalin. See more »

Goofs

Alex's face is unshaven before he kisses Emma, and in the next shot (as they actually kiss) is completely smooth. See more »

Quotes

Emma Dinsmore: Elsa? Who's that?
Alex Sheldon: The au-pair.
Emma Dinsmore: I thought Ylva was the au-pair.
Alex Sheldon: I changed it. She didn't have enough edge.
Emma Dinsmore: Swedes have no edge?
Alex Sheldon: No, that's common knowledge. They have that whole light blue flag thing.
Emma Dinsmore: [incredulous] Oh, and all Germans have edge?
Alex Sheldon: Well not all. Some do. Certainly Hitler springs to mind.
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References Charade (1963) See more »

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Perpetuum Mobile
Written by Andrew Rieu and Johann Strauß
Performed by Comedy Harmonists
Courtesy of Living Era
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Easy looking movie
26 November 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I've seen the movie yesterday, on DVD. I had read most comments after buying, but I do not regret. I found the beginning rather slow and not very much to laugh about. But when Emma is going to work for Alex, there is a plot. The way the film has been made, by showing the real story (writing a book) mixed with played scenes from the book (the characters come alive), I liked very much. Well cut, fast, telling, and never a dull moment. Not a magnificent film, but quite entertaining. I think if the parts had been played by famous actors, like Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, the appreciation would have been higher. But Kate and Luke have enough appeal to be attractive to look at and to be convincing.


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