Publish or perish! Alex has just 30 days to finish his romance novel and collect his writing fee - money he owes to loan sharks threatening his life. So stressed-out Alex hires Emma to be his stenographer and discovers she's opinionated, direct, a cause of exasperation... and a source of inspiration. A movie about when Alex met Emma, a fun affair set in both the modern world. Emma (Kate Hudson) and Alex (Luke Wilson) share and the 1920s Gatsby-like world of the book they're creating. With love and laughs, wit and imagination, Alex and Emma writes the book on romance.