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Mar-Apr, 2009

Alex and Emma movie review

Writing Life

Alex Sheldon (Luke Wilson) is a writer deeply in debt to very bad guys with a book overdue. He hires a temporary secretary to come to his rough apartment and help him complete his manuscript. Enter Emma Dinsmore (Kate Hudson), suspicious and good hearted. Between the two of them they must complete the book so that Sheldon can get the rest of his advance and pay off his creditors.

As Sheldon writes his book, its plot line heavily influenced by his own life, we see Sheldon and Dinsmore playing the parts of the characters in the unfolding story.

Movie poster, Alex and Emma; Festivale film review

Movie poster, Alex and Emma; Festivale film review

Is it love... or are they just imagining things?

Directed by Rob Reiner, who has a solid history in comedy, Alex and Emma just doesn't work. Like an unfunny comedian who laughs as he delivers his unfunny jokes, this team of otherwise talented people flog a dead horse for an achingly long time until the final credits rescue us all from the embarassment.

This reviewer has rarely been so glad to get out of the theatre.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 16 Oct 2003
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Title: Alex and Emma (2003)
Written by: Jeremy Leven
Directed by: Rob Reiner
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The Players: Luke Wilson, Kate Hudson, Sophie Marceau

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