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Love and Other Disasters (2006)

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An American intern at U.K. Vogue helps her friends find love.

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Alek Keshishian

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brittany Murphy ... Emily Jackson-Jacks
Matthew Rhys ... Peter Simon
Catherine Tate ... Tallulah Riggs-Wentworth
Santiago Cabrera ... Paolo Sarmiento
Elliot Cowan ... James Wildstone
Stephanie Beacham ... Felicity Riggs-Wentworth
Jamie Sives ... Finlay McMillian
Will Keen ... David Williams
Michael Lerner ... Marvin Bernstein
Dawn French ... Therapist
Richard Wilson ... Registrar
Adam Rayner ... Tom / Fantasy David
Angus Deayton ... Celebrity
Frédéric Anscombre ... Sascha Santori
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu ... Daphne Spring (as Phillipine Leroy-Beaulieu)
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Storyline

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. Written by kerrsmith2306

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Taglines:

A Comedy That Proves Love is Blind

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 April 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor e Outros Desastres See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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$6,369,805
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The town official who is supposed to marry Jacks and Paolo is portrayed by Richard Wilson, who also portrayed Gaius in Merlin (2008). Beginning in 2008, Santiago Cabrera, who portrays Paolo in this film, co-starred with Richard Wilson on Merlin, in the recurring role of Sir Lancelot. See more »

Quotes

Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: ...We can't have you all alone in London on a Friday night.
Paolo Sarmiento: You make me sound like an exchange student.
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Connections

References All About Eve (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Milonga Triste
( Sebastián Piana (as Sebastian Piana) / Homero Manzi )
© WCM Argentina
Courtesy of Warner Chappell Music France
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A romantic comedy screen writing gem
27 June 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"Love and Other Disasters" is just as the title says. It's about love and love-like disasters mistaken as love. It's not your typical romantic comedy because it's better than that. There's quite a few lines that are making fun of the genre but paying a sort of homage to it as well.

The late Brittany Murphy stars as Emily Jackson, 'Jacks', who takes her cues in life and style from Holly Golightly. The filmmakers as well have taken their inspiration for the look, feel and tone from "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

The best character in the film is Peter played by Matthew Rhys. In romantic-comedy-speak, he's the gay best friend, but again, he's better than that. He's very funny and in a much more realistic way than the other characters are, and his musings on love probably mirror those of the audience more than the other characters.

The film is very fast-paced, with witty dialogue, and a light-hearted manner. I recommend "Love and Other Disasters" for: fans of "Breakfast at Tiffany's"; fans of the dialogue of "Gilmore Girls"; fans of Matthew Rhys; and definitely aspiring-screenwriters - the filmmakers have made a number of inferences to the craft of screen writing that I think it becomes a must see.


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