Love and Other Disasters

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"A comedy that proves love is blind."
  • R
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.1  (14,676)

Love and Other Disasters is a romantic comedy movie that was premiered in 2006. The movie is a directorial debut of Alek Keshishian, who previously directed documentaries and music videos. Love and Other Disasters features a star-studded cast including Brittany Murphy, Matthew Rhys, Catherine Tate, and Santiago Cabrera. The plot of the movie revolves around Emily Jackson (Brittany Murphy), an American woman living in London, who works at a fashion magazine as an assistant to the editor-in-chief. Emily, who is obsessed with romantic comedies and happily-ever-afters, is convinced that she can find the perfect man for her friend and flatmate, Peter (Matthew Rhys).

Emily's plan to find Peter his true love is to create a fake ad in the newspaper, which seeks a handsome and successful man for a blind date with a beautiful and intelligent woman. She and Peter then go through the responses to the ad, and they select a few potential candidates for Peter to go out with. Throughout the movie, Emily is also helping her magazine run smoothly and dealing with the complications of living and dating in a foreign country.

Emily's romanticized mindset and her quirky personality often lead to misadventures and misunderstandings with the people around her. Despite the challenges, Emily manages to find love herself with the help of her co-worker, Jacks (Santiago Cabrera).

Love and Other Disasters serves as an homage to classic romantic comedies, and the movie is filled with references and iconic scenes from movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Annie Hall, and Bridget Jones's Diary. The movie's soundtrack also features numerous popular songs, including Madonna's "Material Girl," Cindy Lauper's "True Colors," and David Bowie's "Heroes."

The chemistry between the main cast is electric, and they deliver witty and charming performances. Brittany Murphy's portrayal of Emily is delightful, and her comedic timing and charm bring the character to life. Matthew Rhys also shines as Peter, and his portrayal of a reserved and proper British man is both humorous and endearing.

Catherine Tate brings her signature humor to the role of Tallulah, the fashion editor and Emily's boss. Santiago Cabrera's performance as Jacks is also noteworthy, and his character provides a refreshing contrast to the other characters' primness and formality.

The movie's themes revolve around the intricacies and complications of relationships and the importance of finding oneself before finding love. Love and Other Disasters also explores the concept of self-love and the significance of accepting oneself first before being capable of accepting others.

In conclusion, Love and Other Disasters is a charming and delightful romantic comedy that will leave you with a warm heart and a smile on your face. The movie's blend of classic romantic comedies and modern-day storytelling makes it a must-watch for any romantic comedy enthusiast.

Love and Other Disasters is a 2006 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

Love and Other Disasters
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    6.1  (14,676)