Alex & Emma
A romantic comedy: Alex is an author whose writer’s block and gambling debts have landed him in a jam. In order get loan sharks off his back, he must finish his novel in 30 days or wind up dead. To help him complete his manuscript he hires stenographer Emma. As Alex begins to dictate his tale of a romantic love triangle to the charming yet somewhat opinionated stenographer, Emma challenges his ideas at every turn. Her unsolicited yet intriguing input begins to inadvertently influence Alex and his story and soon real life begins to imitate art.
I loved the character of Alex, as an aspiring author myself I totally got his writers block. When his laptop is burned by the loan sharks my heart actually stopped, because I felt his pain.
Emma is character that you have to love. As she types his dictation she has an opinion on every aspect of his story. When she tells him that she reads the last page to determine if the book is worth her time, I cheered because I do that.
The thing that I really liked about this movie is that you saw the change in the way that they both looked at each other. How Emma made him a better person, and how he accepted her idoscrencies.
When Alex’s past shows up in the end, he has to make a choice, one for himself, and one for his character.
If you haven’t seen this movie that it is a must see, Mike even liked and it didn’t have his female actress requirements to see a chick flick (he’s not a Kate Hudson fan).
I give this movie a 4.5 out of 5.