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
Is it love... or are they just imagining things?
20 June 2003 (USA)
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Loosely Based on a True Love Story
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Opening Weekend: $114,881
(19 September 2003)
(3 October 2003)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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The plot for this movie comes roughly from the life of Fyodor Dostoyevsky (author of "Crime and Punishment"). He had promised to complete a new novel by a certain date, but had not written any of it yet when there was only one month left before the deadline. After a recommendation, he hired a stenographer named Anna, who helped him complete the book ("The Gambler") in 26 days. The plot of "The Gambler", which is based off of one of the author's own experiences, is about a tutor (Alexei) who falls in love with Polina, who toys with him. During the writing process, Dostoyevsky and the stenographer fall in love; they later marry and have 4 children. Thus the movie mirrors loosely both Dostoyevsky's life and the novel he wrote during that time. See more
When Alex and Emma are arguing on the stairway, Alex's mouth does not match his words. See more
What is it with guys like Adam? Do they really like being driven crazy by women like Paulina? They're like lemmings running into the sea. They can't wait to be drowning in their own misery. If they're not in agony, then it can't be love! Why do men want women like that?
Maybe you're not picturing Paulina the way I'm picturing her.
Gorgeous? Exciting? Incredibly sexy?
Maybe you are.
Yeah, that's great for a weekend but what do you think will happen in the long run?
What do you mean, like the ...
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Written by Antonín Dvorák
(as Antonin Dvorak) and Hans Lengsfelder
Performed by Comedy Harmonists
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