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The scene where Dex and Emma go skinny-dipping is the only scene in the film where Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess were not wearing wigs.
Anne Hathaway was clandestinely given the script, as director Lone Scherfig was not looking at any American actresses for the part of Emma. Hathaway flew to London for a meeting with Scherfig, which she described as "the worst meeting of my life. I was just inarticulate." However, on leaving the director, she handed her a list of songs that she felt represented how she would interpret the character. It was this list that landed her the part.
On location in Scotland, Anne Hathaway exposed her bottom to Jim Sturgess to set the mood for filming the skinny dipping scene. Though doing it in such a position as to avoid being filmed by the crew, she did not anticipate the presence of several cell-phone-wielding residents of the residential complex behind her. Surprisingly, as of August 2011, this footage has not been posted on the Internet, and Hathaway says she is grateful that the residents had the "class" to refrain from doing so.
There were some conversations about casting an American actress to play Dexter's English mother, but Lone Scherfig really liked the sense of experience, worldliness and flirtatiousness that Patricia Clarkson brought to the part.
Anne Hathaway picked Jim Sturgess for the role of Dexter Mayhew.
It was actually raining for the filming of the scene where Dex and Emma are holidaying on a French beach. The actors performed under a tarpaulin in their swimsuits.
Dexter's father mentions Silent Witness is coming up on the television. Ken Stott, who plays Dexter's father, appeared in Silent Witness (1996).
Romola Garai filmed her scenes during the breaks she had in the shooting of The Crimson Petal and the White (2011).
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2010 Blacklist, a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year.
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In the scene where Emma and Dexter lie together on the bed in the French hotel after having skinny-dipped, Emma can be seen wearing the same T-shirt with a "Nuclear Disarmament Now" writing on it that she wore on the graduation night, when she slept together with Dexter four years before their French trip.
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This is the second time actress Anne Hathaway played a character by the name of "Emma." The first time was in the movie Bride Wars (2009) alongside Kate Hudson. Ironically, "Emma" is a teacher in both movies.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

In Patricia Clarkson's final scene, the lighting of her close-ups gradually gets brighter and brighter, to signify the character's imminent death.

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