Alex & Emma Synopsis
Alex (Luke Wilson) is an author who must finish his novel in 30 days or wind up dead.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Alex & Emma isn't nearly as clever as Reiner's classic "Misery," a very different look at a male writer and his female companion. But it's...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Reiner gets lucky with his two stars. Wilson has charm to spare, and Hudson brings humor and sexiness to playing Emma and four au pair...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
This is a movie full of tin-eared humor and situations too contrived to give romance a toehold.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A cute and amusing little romance that has all the fiery impetuosity of an egg sandwich.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though it has some mildly amusing moments (mostly in the visuals accompanying the novel's narration), Alex & Emma is disappointing, neither...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The movie doesn't deserve any of the talent bestowed on it, from Reiner's amiable direction to the occasional grace notes in the...
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The lack of sexual tension is astounding.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's hard to say what's more excruciating: Alex's novel, which is like ''The Great Gatsby'' rewritten by Lizzie McGuire, or his quarrelsome...
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

Reiner, who made "This is Spinal Tap," "The Sure Thing," "When Harry Met Sally" -- memorable movies all -- has made this silly slice of...
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
How could a movie with such likable actors be so deeply dislikable?
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Rated PG-13
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Uninspired -- neither romantic nor comic.
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