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Alex & Emma (2003)

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A writer must turn out a novel in thirty days or face the wrath of loan sharks.

Director:

Rob Reiner

Writer:

Jeremy Leven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Wilson ... Alex Sheldon / Adam Shipley
Derek Barbosa ... Tony / Flamenco Dancer #2 (as Chino XL)
Lobo Sebastian ... Bobby / Flamenco Dancer #1
Rob Reiner ... Wirschafter
Kate Hudson ... Emma Dinsmore / Ylva / Elsa / Eldora / Anna
Paul Willson ... Whistling John Shaw
David Paymer ... John Shaw
Sophie Marceau ... Polina Delacroix
Alexander Wauthier Alexander Wauthier ... Andre Delacroix
Leili Kramer Leili Kramer ... Michele Delacroix
Rip Taylor ... Polina's Father
Gigi Bermingham ... Madame Blanche
Jordan Lund ... Claude
François Giroday François Giroday ... Croupier
Robert Costanzo ... Bus Driver
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Is it love... or are they just imagining things?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loosely Based on a True Love Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,111,074, 22 June 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,208,384, 10 August 2003
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bobby: You're dancing the flamenco to get money. This is not a strong bargaining position.
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Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Half Past Dead 2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Humoresque
Written by Antonín Dvorák (as Antonin Dvorak) and Hans Lengsfelder
Performed by Comedy Harmonists
Courtesy of Living Era
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Easy looking movie
26 November 2005 | by famboumaSee all my reviews

I've seen the movie yesterday, on DVD. I had read most comments after buying, but I do not regret. I found the beginning rather slow and not very much to laugh about. But when Emma is going to work for Alex, there is a plot. The way the film has been made, by showing the real story (writing a book) mixed with played scenes from the book (the characters come alive), I liked very much. Well cut, fast, telling, and never a dull moment. Not a magnificent film, but quite entertaining. I think if the parts had been played by famous actors, like Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, the appreciation would have been higher. But Kate and Luke have enough appeal to be attractive to look at and to be convincing.


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