Alex and Emma

Theatrical Release: June 20, 2003
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Synopsis

This light-hearted, romantic comedy is loosely based on Dostoyevsky’s short story The Gambler. Author Alex Sheldon (Luke Wilson) is pressured to finish his second novel by his publisher (Rob Reiner, also the director) and a couple of Cuban loan sharks who have given him a month to pay his debt. After the tough guys destroy his laptop computer, Alex has to dictate the book and hires stenographer Emma Dinsmore (Kate Hudson). Alex dictates a 1920s love story, intertwining made-up places and people with his real-life. Truth becomes stranger than fiction as the characters in his novel fall in and out of love while Alex and Emma do the same. The action shifts from the novel, with characters also played by Wilson and Hudson, to real life.

Dove Review

The film has many funny scenes, especially the give and take between writer and stenographer, and at times is touching. It does however have enough negative elements — some violence, implied sex, profanity and crude language — to prevent Dove from awarding it the Dove Seal.

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Info

Company: Warner Brothers
Director: Rob Reiner
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Movie Morality Ministries - Bob Nusser