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Love and Other Disasters (2006)

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An American intern at U.K. Vogue helps her friends find love.

Director:

Alek Keshishian

Writer:

Alek Keshishian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittany Murphy ... Emily Jackson-Jacks
Matthew Rhys ... Peter Simon
Catherine Tate ... Tallulah Riggs-Wentworth
Santiago Cabrera ... Paolo Sarmiento
Elliot Cowan ... James Wildstone
Stephanie Beacham ... Felicity Riggs-Wentworth
Jamie Sives ... Finlay McMillian
Will Keen ... David Williams
Michael Lerner ... Marvin Bernstein
Dawn French ... Therapist
Richard Wilson ... Registrar
Adam Rayner ... Tom / Fantasy David
Angus Deayton ... Celebrity
Frédéric Anscombre ... Sascha Santori
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu ... Daphne Spring (as Phillipine Leroy-Beaulieu)
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Storyline

Emily Jackson lives a fast-paced life. Always on the go, able to talk around the clock, with a sensitive soul she loves playing matchmaker for her friends. It's Emily's gay roommate and frequent companion Peter, who becomes again the subject matchmaking skills when handsome new photographer assistant Paolo arrives at the Vogue offices, where Emily works. She makes it her mission to bring the two men together. Unfortunately for her, she is so busy arranging a love connection between Peter and Paolo that she remains completely blind to the one suitor who longs to provide her with the loving companionship that she so cheerfully arranges for others. And so it does make sense that Peter, a screenwriter in the making, starts telling the story from his own point of view. Written by kerrsmith2306

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Comedy That Proves Love is Blind

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 April 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor e Outros Desastres See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The town official who is supposed to marry Jacks and Paolo is portrayed by Richard Wilson, who also portrayed Gaius in Merlin (2008). Beginning in 2008, Santiago Cabrera, who portrays Paolo in this film, co-starred with Richard Wilson on Merlin, in the recurring role of Sir Lancelot. See more »

Quotes

Peter Simon: An affair? You've only been going out with him for two weeks! Who is he having an affair with?
Talullah Riggs-Wentworth: Me! I just found out he's married.
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Connections

References Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Tu veux ou tu veux pas
("Nem vem que não tem")
Lyrics and Music by Carlos Imperial
French Lyrics by Pierre Cour
© Editions Fermata do Brasil / Editions IMG Liechti & Cie
Courtesy of Editions IMG Liechti & Cie
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28 March 2008 | by retro82See all my reviews

Just watched this as part of the opening night gala of the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Lived up to all my expectations. A fun, funny romantic comedy with dialogue thats stylish (not just stylized) and a great cast. Brittany Murphy and Matthew Rhys are especially good, and Catherine Tate gave a performance that left me wondering why she confines herself to catchphrases on her show. Also, as was pointed out in the introduction on the night, this is a movie that shows a London closer to the one I actually live in (though the director, Alek Keshishian, did point out he himself had lived in London for ten years!). A great way to start the festival. Deserves a wide audience.


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