Alex and Emma Movie Review
The movie Alex and Emma, starring Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson, takes some funny situations and builds a romance around them. So why didn't I leave the theater with warm fuzzies?
Alex and Emma - GoodnessLuke Wilson is very funny as writer, Alex Sheldon. Kate Hudson is cute as stenographer, Emma Dinsmore. She's also very funny in the book-based roles of Ylva, Elsa and Anna - the nannies in Alex's tale, which is also acted out in the movie, Alex and Emma.
Alex and Emma - The DownfallUnfortunately, Alex and Emma is a bit of a snorefest. Most of the movie is just Luke Wilson's character and Kate Hudson's character sitting around a stinky, old Boston apartment blabbering to each other. And, the whole movie, all I kept thinking was: why did he hire a stenographer? Why not borrow a friend's computer and type the book yourself? Or, get a friend to type it for you? And, why doesn't Kate Hudson's character just type it directly into a computer instead of into that silly stenographer thingy? Anyway, the ending of Alex and Emma was typical and cheesy - in a lame way, not a good cheese way.
Alex and Emma - Bottom LineThis movie does have a few giggles that are worth seeing. But, it's the type of giggles that you rent on a rainy day when nothing good is on TV.