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.
Is it love... or are they just imagining things?
20 June 2003 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Loosely Based on a True Love Story
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Opening Weekend USA: $6,111,074,
22 June 2003, Wide Release
Gross USA: $14,208,384, 10 August 2003
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
This movie became well know among fans of comedian Artie Lange
after his interview on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast. Lange was describing taking heroin for the very first time in a hotel room. Lange said "when people ask me why is heroin addictive, this is my answer: the movie on the TV was Alex & Emma with Luke Wilson and Kate Hudson, and I never turned it off." See more
Alex's face is unshaven before he kisses Emma, and in the next shot (as they actually kiss) is completely smooth. See more
I can't figure out what's worse, having to know every single detail of your desperate love for some other woman, or having to know that you obviously didn't even come close to feeling the same way about me.
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
Under license from BMG Special Products See more