• Alex & Emma (2003)

Alex & Emma

Release Date: June 20th, 2003

DVD Release Date: December 23rd, 2003

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Writer Alex Sheldon (Luke Wilson) must finish his novel within a month. If he doesn't, he won't get paid. And, if that happens, angry Mafia types to whom he owes money will come looking for him. In order to expedite things, Alex hires typist Emma Dinsmore (Kate Hudson) and begins dictating his novel. The book is about a doomed love affair between a character similar to Alex and a character named Polina Delacroix (Sophie Marceau). But, as Alex falls for Emma, his work takes a different turn.

Cast: Kate Hudson, Luke Wilson, Sophie Marceau, David Paymer, Rob Reiner, François Giroday, Lobo Sebastian, Chino XL

Director: Rob Reiner

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Franchise Pictures

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Passionate, Love, Engaging, Amusing, 2000s, Relationships, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Peter TraversRolling 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

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian 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 WilmingtonChicago 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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