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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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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

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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:

$6,111,074 (USA) (20 June 2003)

Gross:

$14,208,384 (USA) (8 August 2003)
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Trivia

After Alex and Emma ride on a boat, they go out for a walk. A flash is visible as they walk. It was a paparazzo taking a picture. See more »

Goofs

The day when the Mob guys come and break Alex's TV and phone, Emma mentions that they have three days left to finish the book, but later that same day Alex mentions that they only have one more day. See more »

Quotes

Emma Dinsmore: You're looking for sex, Mr. Shipley. You're barking up the wrong body.
Alex Sheldon: Ms Dinsmore, I have no intention of barking up your body. I'm sure there are men who would be thrilled to find themselves in bed with such a forthright woman. I prefer my women to be more...well less forthright.
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Soundtracks

Limehouse Blues
Written by Philip Braham and Douglas Furber
Performed by Fletcher Henderson
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under licence from Universal Music Enterprises
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Above Average Romantic Comedy
24 June 2003 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

This fun, entertaining romance comedy adds special fantasy scenarios and uses cute past historical romance with current day playwriting uses characters past and present. The twist towards the ending makes for a memorable dilemma. The premise and the script unfortunately were underplayed and the climax tame compared to its potential, but Luke Wilson and Kate Hudson make for a fun relationship with some great humor and entertaining date romp at the theaters. This is a decent, worthwhile movie, even though it could have played it for even greater drama and laughs. Seven out of ten stars.


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