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Alex & Emma (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 June 2003 (USA)
A writer must turn out a novel in thirty days or face the wrath of loan sharks.

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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

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,111,074 (USA) (22 June 2003)

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$14,208,384 (USA) (10 August 2003)
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The bio on the back of Alex's first book reads, "Alex Sheldon has worked for many years in the Boston area. He is currently not married and lives very much alone." See more »

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When Alex and Emma are arguing on the stairway, Alex's mouth does not match his words. See more »

Quotes

Polina Delacroix: Mr. Shipley, Ylva will set you up in the Guest Cottage.
Emma Dinsmore: Ylva? What kind of name is Ylva?
Alex Sheldon: She's Swedesh.
Emma Dinsmore: That's not a real name. Who made that up, Jaqcues Cartier?
Alex Sheldon: [growls] It's her name, okay?
Emma Dinsmore: Okay. How do you spell it?
Alex Sheldon: Just like it sounds.
Emma Dinsmore: I-L-V-A
Alex Sheldon: No. It's Y-L-V-A
Emma Dinsmore: [confused] Y-L-V-A? That's not how it's sounds!
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Remake of The Gambler (1997) See more »

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Perpetuum Mobile
Written by André 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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