Alex & Emma

2003

Alex & Emma

Critics Consensus

A dull and unfunny comedy where the leads fail to generate any sparks.

11%

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41%

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Rob Reiner directs Luke Wilson and Kate Hudson in Alex & Emma, a romantic comedy about an author and his secretary. Gangsters will kill Alex (Wilson) in 30 days if he doesn't pay back his gambling debts. The only way he can do that is to finish his new novel. He hires sassy court stenographer Emma (Hudson) to transcribe his dictation. The film intercuts between the two of them writing the story, and the story within the story. Hudson plays three roles in the film, and Wilson plays two. Sophie Marceau and David Paymer round out the cast. The premise is (very) loosely based on a series of events that befell Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast

Luke Wilson
as Alex Sheldon/Adam Shipley
Kate Hudson
as Emma Dinsmore/Ylva/Elsa/Eldora/Anna
Sophie Marceau
as Polina Delacroix
David Paymer
as John Shaw
Rob Reiner
as Wirschafter
Lobo Sebastian
as Bobby/Flamenco Dancer No. 1
Chino XL
as Tony/Flamenco Dancer No. 2
Paul Wilson
as Whistling John Shaw
Alexander Wauthier
as Andre Delacroix
Leili Kramer
as Michele Delacroix
Rip Taylor
as Polina's Father
Gigi Bermingham
as Madame Blanche
Robert Costanzo
as Bus Driver
Cloris Leachman
as Grandmother
Michael Rapaport
as Casino Owner
Earl Carroll
as Bernard Pompier
Jordi Caballero
as Flamenco Dancer No. 3
Danica Sheridan
as Receptionist
Paul Willson
as "Whistling" John Shaw
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Critic Reviews for Alex & Emma

All Critics (140) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (125)

Audience Reviews for Alex & Emma

  • Aug 03, 2010
    A cute romantic comedy. Well done. Great story, directing, and acting.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2008
    Cute & fun but its happy ending sucks
    Arash X Super Reviewer
  • May 21, 2008
    Not as good as I had hoped
    Amanda . Super Reviewer
  • Jul 11, 2007
    Really cute story in a story.
    Leigh R Super Reviewer

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