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
On the second or third "day" of transcription, Alex and Emma are sitting on a couch talking. When Emma is facing away from the camera, her glasses are on her face and clearly visible. When the camera switches to shooting her straight on, they are hanging around her neck. See more
You're dancing the flamenco to get money. This is not a strong bargaining position.
Written by Antonín Dvorák
(as Antonin Dvorak) and Hans Lengsfelder
Performed by Comedy Harmonists
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