Love and Other Disasters

2006

Love and Other Disasters

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20%

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Total Count: 5

57%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 6,898
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Movie Info

A hyperactive and high-fashion American transplant living in London and working for Vogue magazine does her best to enhance the lives of those around her while remaining blissfully unaware of the man who longs to profess his true love to her in an ultra-modern romantic comedy produced by Luc Besson and David Fincher and directed by Alek Keshishian. Emily Jackson (Brittany Murphy) lives a charmed life. Always on the go in her Mini Cooper and able to talk until the sun comes up and then some, her fast-paced lifestyle belies a sensitive soul who takes great joy in playing matchmaker for her many friends. It's Emily's gay roommate and constant companion, Peter (Matthew Rhys), who usually becomes the subject of the quirky Cupid's frequent pairings, and when handsome new photographer's assistant Paolo (Santiago Cabrera) arrives at the Vogue offices, Emily makes it her mission to bring the two men together. Unfortunately for the contemporary Holly Golightly, Emily is so busy arranging a love connection between Peter and Paolo that she remains completely blind to the obvious torch carried for her by the one suitor who longs to provide her the with the loving companionship that she so cheerfully arranges for others.

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Cast

Brittany Murphy
as Emily 'Jacks' Jackson
Matthew Rhys
as Peter Simon
Santiago Cabrera
as Paolo Sarmiento
Catherine Tate
as Talullah Wentworth
Elliot Cowan
as James Wildstone
Stephanie Beacham
as Felicity Wentworth
Will Keen
as David Williams
Frédéric Anscombre
as Sasha Santori
Orlando Bloom
as Hollywood Paolo
Gwyneth Paltrow
as Hollywood Jacks
Robert Chilcott
as Art Patron
Dawn French
as Therapist
Jamie Honeybourne
as Unicorn Gallagher
Michael Lerner
as Marvin Bernstein
Daniel Lobé
as Freedom
Tony MacMurray
as Fashion Designer
Adam Rayner
as Tom/False David Williams
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Critic Reviews for Love and Other Disasters

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (4)

Audience Reviews for Love and Other Disasters

  • Oct 02, 2010
    Brittany Murphy plays Emily 'Jacks' Jackson who's working in England as an assistant at Vogue and a wannabe matchmaker for her gay roommate and best friend Peter. Santiago Cabrera is Paolo Sarmiento, assistant to a famous gay photographer, and Jacks assumes Paolo is gay, and treats him like all the other gay guys she knows, running around in her underwear or inviting him into the bathroom to talk as she is taking a bath while attempting to fix him up with Peter. But we know right away that Paolo is not gay, and in fact is really interested in Jacks.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2010
    Couldn't get this film a positive spin. It was very boring for me to watch...
    Leigh R Super Reviewer
  • Jun 13, 2010
    Extremely fun and funny romantic comedy with lots of quirky humour and great actors.
    Ina S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 27, 2009
    think you've got to be in the right mindset for this one but if you're prepared to suspend your disbelief you can have a great time. If you like Ugly Betty then this is for you. But if you go in expecting War & Peace you're going to be disappointed. The clothes are great and there are some great performances from the likes of Dawn French and Catherine Tate. There are plenty of laughs and some brilliantly observed portraits of London types. Brittany Murphy is a luminous presence and although you get the message that she wants to channel Audrey Hepburn she sort of pulls it off. It's a step up from Love, Actually and Notting Hill and a lot more fun. Could the prominence of a gay story line be what seems to annoy some of the other reviewers here?
    Cassandra M Super Reviewer

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