Alex & Emma
Alex & Emma (2003)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 16, 2003
DVD Release Date: December 23, 2003
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The actors make this fun if you can overlook the ludicrous view of Jeremy Leven's screenplay concerning how novels are written and what publishers generally pay for them.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's paint by numbers.


About as funny as root canal work and as romantic as a rainy fortnight in Wrexham. Rob Reiner should make a phone call to Christopher Guest a priority.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

It has no tempo, energy or pulse.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Dull and listless from the start, partly because the leads fail to connect and partly because both the script and the direction let them down.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Uninspired -- neither romantic nor comic.

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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice

This isn't one for the time capsule -- just bury it.

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Todd McCarthy

A desperately slight romantic comedy marked by contrived romance and little comedy.

Cole Smithey

"Alex & Emma" has a light tone of modernized '20s inflected comedy that Woody Allen would love to still be able to capture in his movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Arash Xak
Cute & fun but its happy ending sucks
Marion Ravenwood
Why is it when the studios make romantic comedies they turn out to be really bad? Predictable and boring.
Leigh Ryan
Really cute story in a story.
Dannielle Albert
A cute romantic comedy. Well done. Great story, directing, and acting.