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Based on 35 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Reiner gets lucky with his two stars. Wilson has charm to spare, and Hudson brings humor and sexiness to playing Emma and four au pair girls from different countries. But even they can't float a balloon with lead in it. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A cute and amusing little romance that has all the fiery impetuosity of an egg sandwich. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though it has some mildly amusing moments (mostly in the visuals accompanying the novel's narration), Alex & Emma is disappointing, neither very romantic nor very comic. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    How could a movie with such likable actors be so deeply dislikable? show more

  • 25
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Reiner, who made "This is Spinal Tap," "The Sure Thing," "When Harry Met Sally" -- memorable movies all -- has made this silly slice of Lean Cuisine. And that, in the end, makes Alex and Emma an utter tragedy. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    This is a movie full of tin-eared humor and situations too contrived to give romance a toehold. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Alex & Emma isn't nearly as clever as Reiner's classic "Misery," a very different look at a male writer and his female companion. But it's diverting fun. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The movie doesn't deserve any of the talent bestowed on it, from Reiner's amiable direction to the occasional grace notes in the performances of Hudson, Marceau and David Paymer. show more

  • 50
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    From the incessant rain that blurs the joyless Boston setting to the mysterious decision to make a brunette Hudson look as plain as possible, it's an evanescent fancy devoid of sparkle. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Other than a high cuteness factor, there's not much here. This is a warmed-over, low-end recycling of director Rob Reiner's own "When Harry Met Sally." show more

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