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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

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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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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

Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: An early departure? What are the chances of that? If this was a movie, there wouldn't be an early departure.
Peter Simon: If this was a movie, you'd be blonde.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: If this was a movie, you'd be famous.
Peter Simon: That's the problem with life. It's nothing like movies.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits list characters by their names, instead of the names of the actors playing them. See more »

Connections

References All About Eve (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

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( Charles Aznavour / Herbert Kretzmer )
Performed by Elvis Costello and London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Geoff Alexander (as Geoffrey Alexander)
© Standard Music Ltd.
© 1999 Island Records Inc.
Courtesy of Standard Music Ltd. and Universal Music Special Projects
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...makes you miss her that much more.
12 May 2015 | by bjariasSee all my reviews

Hers' was a very strange death.. and then her boyfriend goes and dies of almost the exact same causes a year later in the same house.. seriously very strange. Anyway, this film makes her loss that much more poignant, for this production is pure Brittany Murphy at her charming best, and it could very well be the best movie she's made. And Matthew Rhys matches her stride for stride... the two of them making this one of the most enjoyable rom-com's of the year. Sure it's the totally predictable formula, but it's fairly well written, and the overall cast is solid. You can watch a good number more films of any genre, and this will most likely be among the top for ease of enjoyment.


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Country:

France | UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 April 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and Other Disasters See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,369,805
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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