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Alex & Emma (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 June 2003 (USA)
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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 »

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Trivia

Despite what Emma believes, Ylva actually is a Swedish name. It means "female wolf". See more »

Goofs

The day when the Mob guys come and break Alex's TV and phone, Emma mentions that they have three days left to finish the book, but later that same day Alex mentions that they only have one more day. See more »

Quotes

Emma Dinsmore: Who is she?
Alex Sheldon: She's this pain-in-the-ass au pair.
Ylva: [Swedish accent] Well, here we are.
Adam Shipley: Thanks, um...
Ylva: Ylva.
Adam Shipley: Ylva. Now that's a beautiful name. How do you spell it?
Ylva: Y-L-V-A.
Adam Shipley: Ah. Just like it sounds.
Emma Dinsmore: Very funny!
Alex Sheldon: What? I take it from life.
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Connections

Remake of Paris When It Sizzles (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Charleston
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
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Cute

I thought it was sort of cute, Luke Wilson once again achieves my high respects as does Rob and Kate. I adored the movie so much I watched it three times in two days. If you aren't impatient though, I wouldn't say this is a film for you. The ending was kind of unrealistic, but I don't think it really was supposed to be realistic. The part with the Flamingo Dancers was funny, and it had a great script. It was, oh, how could I say it? Charming. Rob Reiner did a great job directing it, and it just adds on to the long list of great films he's done. I would recommend it if you are a Hudson or Wilson fan.


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Official Sites:

WarnerBros.com

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

Gross USA:

$14,218,698

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,368,897
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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