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: $6,111,074
(20 June 2003)
(8 August 2003)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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The plot is loosely based on the life of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, author of "Crime and Punishment". He had promised to complete a new novel by a certain date, but one month before the deadline he hadn't written anything. After a recommendation, he hired a stenographer named Anna, who helped him complete "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 named Alexei who falls in love with Polina, who toys with him. Dostoyevsky and Anna fell in love during the writing process. They later married and had 4 children. See more
When Alex and Emma are talking in Alex's bedroom, the time on the alarm clock jumps forward and back several hours. See more
What's wrong with that? It's literary.
Oh, well, in that case, you forgot the heaving.
In every book I've ever read, whenever there's an ample bosom, there's always heaving.
You introduced the bosom. I'm just asking if you want them to heave.
Fine, let them heave.
Remake of The Gambler
Written by James P. Johnson
and Cecil Mack
Performed by Paul Whiteman
and His Orchestra
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Music
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