Love and Other DisastersApril 25, 2007
An American intern at U.K. Vogue helps her friends find love.
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 6.2/10 (6,349 voted)
Stars: Brittany Murphy, Matthew Rhys, Catherine Tate
Emily Jackson lives a fast-paced life. Always on the go, able to talk around the clock, with a sensitive soul she loves playing matchmaker for her friends. It's Emily's gay roommate and frequent companion Peter, who becomes again the subject matchmaking skills when handsome new photographer assistant Paolo arrives at the Vogue offices, where Emily works. She makes it her mission to bring the two men together. Unfortunately for her, she is so busy arranging a love connection between Peter and Paolo that she remains completely blind to the one suitor who longs to provide her with the loving companionship that she so cheerfully arranges for others. And so it does make sense that Peter, a screenwriter in the making, starts telling the story from his own point of view.
(as Phillipine Leroy-Beaulieu)
Release Date: 25 April 2007
Filming Locations: Charing Cross Underground Station, Charing Cross, London, England, UK
Opening Weekend: RUR 9,337,039
(9 September 2007)
Gross: RUR 22,090,175
(30 September 2007)
(Toronto International Film Festival)
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson:
I don't want to be one of those awful characters out of a movie that gushes out their past while violins play.
I saw this film at the Toronto International Film Festival over the
weekend. I picked the movie and my fiancé gave me some grief over it
while we waited to go in, but he ended up loving it!! Brittany Murphy
is very entertaining, and the entire cast is enthralling. This is a
very cute and funny movie. It pokes fun at itself and the one-liners
just keep coming. The cameo appearances by Orlando Bloom and Gwyneth
Paltro are brief, so don't go just for the glimpse of a favorite
actor/actress, but they do add the the appeal of the film. The entire
theater was laughing throughout the movie. I rank this movie up with
Love, Actually and Four Weddings and a Funeral.