Love and Other Disasters (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  25 April 2007 (France)
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An American intern at U.K. Vogue helps her friends find love.



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Daphne Spring (as Phillipine Leroy-Beaulieu)


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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Release Date:

25 April 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Amor e Outros Desastres  »

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Peter Simon: Jack's?
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Hmm?
Peter Simon: What are you doing?
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Reading this delicious recipe for beet root salad with margarine and balsamic vinegar dressing.
Peter Simon: What are you doing with James?
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Nothing.
Peter Simon: You broke up with him a month ago.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: I know. It's just sex. He fills a void. Literally.
Peter Simon: I don't see how you expect to meet someone new if you spend all of your time with your ex.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Good point. Maybe I should get back together with James so I spend less time with him.
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References Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »


It's Been Done
( Nathan Larson / Angela McCluskey / Per Sunding )
Performed by Angela McCluskey
© EMI Music Publishing France / Vibrasong
© 2004 Manhattan Records
Under Exclusive License of Capitol Records Inc.
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing France and EMI Music France
All Rights Reserved for the Entire Universe
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A great romantic comedy
20 July 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This movie had its US premiere last night at Outfest. I was at the screening and was enchanted with everything about this movie. It's an homage to romantic comedies that knows that a romantic comedy isn't anything like real life. The performances, including actors from TV's Heroes and Brothers & Sisters, are great. The script, by the director best known for "Truth or Dare", is funny and charming. This is definitely the best movie I've seen so far at Outfest this year. It may even be the best movie I've ever seen at Outfest, ever!

If you like Notting Hill, Four Weddings & A Funeral or any other romantic comedy of that style, you'll definitely enjoy this little gem as well.

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