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?
Did You Know?
Despite what Emma believes, Ylva actually is a Swedish name. It means "female wolf". See more
When the mobsters are dangling Alex over the roof, one of them says, "In thirty days." His voice does not match his accent, and his lips say something else. See more
Elsa? Who's that?
I thought Ylva was the au-pair.
I changed it. She didn't have enough edge.
Swedes have no edge?
No, that's common knowledge. They have that whole light blue flag thing.
Oh, and all Germans have edge?
Well not all. Some do. Certainly Hitler springs to mind.
References The Princess Bride
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
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
Gross USA: $14,218,698
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $15,368,897
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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