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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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?
The plot is loosely based on the life of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, author of "Crime and Punishment". He had promised to complete a new novel by a certain date, but one month before the deadline he hadn't written anything. After a recommendation, he hired a stenographer named Anna, who helped him complete "The Gambler" in 26 days. The plot of "The Gambler", which is based off of one of the author's own experiences, is about a tutor named Alexei who falls in love with Polina, who toys with him. Dostoyevsky and Anna fell in love during the writing process. They later married and had 4 children. 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
I think I'm in love with you.
I think I couldn't care less.
Written by Antonín Dvorák
(as Antonin Dvorak) and Hans Lengsfelder
Performed by Comedy Harmonists
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