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Love and Other Disasters (2006)

An American intern at U.K. Vogue helps her friends find love.

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Emily Jackson lives a fast-paced life. Always on the go, able to talk around the clock, with a sensitive soul she loves playing matchmaker for her friends. It's Emily's gay roommate and frequent companion Peter, who becomes again the subject matchmaking skills when handsome new photographer assistant Paolo arrives at the Vogue offices, where Emily works. She makes it her mission to bring the two men together. Unfortunately for her, she is so busy arranging a love connection between Peter and Paolo that she remains completely blind to the one suitor who longs to provide her with the loving companionship that she so cheerfully arranges for others. And so it does make sense that Peter, a screenwriter in the making, starts telling the story from his own point of view. Written by kerrsmith2306

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language, including sexual references | See all certifications »

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25 April 2007 (France)  »

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Amor e Outros Desastres  »

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Both Matthew Rhys and Elliot Cowan have played the role of Mr. Darcy in different TV mini series - Cowan in Lost in Austen (2008) and Rhys in Death comes to Pemberley (2013). See more »

Quotes

Peter Simon: News of my crush has just travelled across the Atlantic Ocean. David Williams is going to think I'm a needy, desperate freak.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Well, there's no point in pretending to be something you're not.
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References Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

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Sugar
( Amanda Ghost / Ian Dench / Sacha Skarbek / Lukas Burton )
Performed by Amanda Ghost
© Bucks Music Group Limited and Reverb Music Limited / Sony ATV Music Publishing France
© 2006 FastCrowd Productions
Courtesy of Bucks Music Group Limited, Reverb Music Ltd.
Sony ATV Music Publishing France and FastCrowd Productions
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Metatheatric humor
30 June 2008 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Love (and Other Disasters) is not a typical romantic comedy, primarily as it pokes fun at the various aspects of the genre - predictable plot, grand romantic finale, happy coincidences etc. It is a light-hearted tongue in cheek movie that has all the spunk of a good romantic comedy with enough self-effacing genre-specific humor to keep it fresh and non-cloyingly sweet.

Other viewers have noted that Brittany Murphy is stiff and unbelievable, and that other characters are overly dramatic. But as the film draws attention to its very fictitious, theatrical nature, the characters fall into place as humorous fabricated, sensationalized versions of human nature in this light satire.

Also worth noting is the film's lovely approach towards homosexuality. Admittedly Peter's love life is a side-line plot, but what is shown has a ring of sincerity to it and avoids sensationalizing or stereotyping homosexual characters. While this movie is unlikely to win any Oscars, it is definitely one of the best romantic comedies I've seen.


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