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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.

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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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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

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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

Talullah Riggs-Wentworth: So what's going on?
Peter Simon: Finlay thinks I should see his therapist.
Talullah Riggs-Wentworth: Finlay sees a therapist?
Peter Simon: Yeah. Some woman he says is really good with relationships.
Talullah Riggs-Wentworth: Maybe I should see her. I think I need to get in touch with my inner child.
Peter Simon: Talullah, if you get in touch with your inner child, you're going to need an inner nanny.
Talullah Riggs-Wentworth: I don't trust nannies. They're all whores.
Peter Simon: What about Mary Poppins?
Talullah Riggs-Wentworth: Slut.
Peter Simon: What are you talking abut?
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Connections

Features Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Dizzy
( Tommy Roe (as Roe) / Freddy Weller (as Weller) )
Performed by Tommy Roe
© Sony/ATV Songs LLC
© 1969 K-Tel Entertainment UK Limited
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Songs LLC, K-Tel Entertainment UK Limited and Dominion Entertainment Inc.
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Fast-paced, lighthearted comedy ...
5 May 2009 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

If you're looking for a pleasant, upbeat innocent romantic comedy - this will fit the bill. The tone, dialog, goof-ball misinterpretations and even rich colors are reminiscent of the 1950s. But - it's made for a modern audience too. For instance, we see Brittany Murphy rolling around multiple times virtually nude (won't have seen that 50 years ago!), we also have her surrounding herself with gay men (who are also looking for love) - and to boot, she shares a room with a gay man.

This is a fun movie and something is always happening. Murphy plays an "assistant" at a fashion magazine and tries to play matchmaker for her gay roommate. What she doesn't know is that one of the potential beaus is actually straight and really interested in her ... and the story progresses from there.

Brittany Murphy is at the center of the story. She's got her hair dyed black and has a distinctive, glamorous Spanish image. She puts in a strong performance as a kind-hearted but romantically averse do-gooder. There are more than a few laugh-out loud moments here, which makes it a wonderfully watchable movie.


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