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Alex and Emma

also known as “Alex & Emma”
MPA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPA) for sexual content and some language.
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Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Romance Drama
Length: 1 hr. 36 min.
Year of Release: 2003
USA Release: June 20, 2003
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Love at first sight

Love triangle



A writer must turn out a novel in 30 days or face the wrath of loan sharks

Writer’s block

Disappearance of father

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Featuring Luke Wilson
Kate Hudson
Jordan Lund
Sophie Marceau
David Paymer
Rob Reiner
Director Rob Reiner
Producer Todd Black, Alan Greisman, Jeremy Leven, Rob Reiner, Elie Samaha, Franchise Pictures, Reiner-Greisman production, Escape Artists
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures. Trademark logo.
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, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A novelist with a gambling problem, Alex (Luke Wilson), decides to try to force himself out of writer’s block by putting himself in a dangerous situation. Taking a $50,000 advance on his next novel to pay off his (gambling) debts, he agrees to a thirty day deadline that, if he doesn’t turn in a finished novel by, will mean the publisher will own anything else he writes for the rest of his life. So, he hires a beautiful stenographer, Emma (Kate Hudson), to help him get the book done in time, who also helps him inspire what eventually becomes a love story, as they fall for each other.”

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Secular Movie Critics
…It may take its cue from Dostoevsky, but Rob Reiner’s new romantic comedy is no best seller…
Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter
…two sexually graphic scenes …One incident contains a very graphic reference to male genitalia. Later, …a lengthy lovemaking session…
Beth Reynolds, Parents Television Council
…a silhouetted full shot of a couple exuberantly having sex…
Rod Gustafson, Kids-In-Mind

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