Actors: Luke Wilson, Kate Hudson, Rob Reiner
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Alex and Emma|
|Alex Sheldon (Wilson) is a writer whose writer's block and gambling debts have landed him in a world of trouble. His editor Wirschafter (Reiner) is on his back for him to produce a new novel. When two loan sharks practically break his door down they threaten him by letting him know none too subtly, that he must finish his novel in thirty days, pay them the advance money he's been offered, or be killed.
In desperation he hires stenographer Emma Dinsmore (Hudson) to help him complete his manuscript. At first their two personalities clash as Emma doesn't want to believe his far fetched story about "finish the novel in thirty days or pay the consequences." Emma is extremely opinionated and resistant to Alex's ideas. What follows is some comic moments and finally Alex and Emma are able to get down to business as Alex dictates his tale of a romantic love triangle and Emma types but also challenges every sentence he utters. Her honest yet also intriguing perspective on his story influences Alex and soon real life begins to imitate art. As the month draws to a close, the book is almost finished and the sparks are flying between Alex and Emma.
--Patti Illsley, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Alex and Emma|
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Time/era of movie:
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of romance:
- workplace romance
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) average
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) long straight
- (woman) average
- White (American)
- a deadline
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Movie makes you feel...
- very happy
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- Occasional swearing
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