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Love and Other Disasters (2006)

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

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

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25 April 2007 (France)  »

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Amor e Outros Desastres  »

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RUR 9,337,039 (Russia) (9 September 2007)
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Both Matthew Rhys and Elliot Cowan have played the role of Mr. Darcy in different TV mini series - Cowan in Lost in Austen (2008) and Rhys in Death comes to Pemberley (2013). See more »

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Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: An early departure? What are the chances of that? If this was a movie, there wouldn't be an early departure.
Peter Simon: If this was a movie, you'd be blonde.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: If this was a movie, you'd be famous.
Peter Simon: That's the problem with life. It's nothing like movies.
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References The Naked Chef (1999) See more »

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A Thousand Drunken Dreams
( Nathan Larson )
Performed by Angela McCluskey
© 2004 EMI Music Publishing France
© 2004 Manhattan Records
Under Exclusive License of Capitol Records Inc.
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing France and EMI Music France
All Rights Reserved for the Entire Universe
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Fast-paced, lighthearted comedy ...
5 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're looking for a pleasant, upbeat innocent romantic comedy - this will fit the bill. The tone, dialog, goof-ball misinterpretations and even rich colors are reminiscent of the 1950s. But - it's made for a modern audience too. For instance, we see Brittany Murphy rolling around multiple times virtually nude (won't have seen that 50 years ago!), we also have her surrounding herself with gay men (who are also looking for love) - and to boot, she shares a room with a gay man.

This is a fun movie and something is always happening. Murphy plays an "assistant" at a fashion magazine and tries to play matchmaker for her gay roommate. What she doesn't know is that one of the potential beaus is actually straight and really interested in her ... and the story progresses from there.

Brittany Murphy is at the center of the story. She's got her hair dyed black and has a distinctive, glamorous Spanish image. She puts in a strong performance as a kind-hearted but romantically averse do-gooder. There are more than a few laugh-out loud moments here, which makes it a wonderfully watchable movie.


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