Alchemy

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Overview

A struggling actress in search of companionship finds her heart torn between an expert in the art of seduction and a computer with the social skills of the most seasoned ladies' man in director Evan Oppenheimer's technologically flavored tale of love in the 21st Century. Professor Mal Downhey (Tam Cavanagh) has just made one of the most important technological breakthroughs in modern computing; he has created a computer named "Jerry" that can interact with people on an intellectual level even greater than that of...
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Overview

A struggling actress in search of companionship finds her heart torn between an expert in the art of seduction and a computer with the social skills of the most seasoned ladies' man in director Evan Oppenheimer's technologically flavored tale of love in the 21st Century. Professor Mal Downhey (Tam Cavanagh) has just made one of the most important technological breakthroughs in modern computing; he has created a computer named "Jerry" that can interact with people on an intellectual level even greater than that of some made from flesh and bone. When his unimpressed bosses give the flustered professor two weeks to publish his data or pack his bags, Mal convinces his good friend Jane to assist in proving his machine's worth by running a contest aimed at proving a woman can fall in love with a computer even faster than she would a real man. Now, as "Jerry" and Professor Troy Rollins - aka Dr. Love - compete for the love of a lonely actress named Samantha (Sara Chalke), the very man who masterminded the man-versus-machine scheme finds himself falling for the one woman who could make or break his entire future.
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Special Features

Deleted scenes; Behind the scenes; Bloopers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/28/2006
  • UPC: 723952077509
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Monarch Video
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 89,680

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Cavanagh Mal Downey
Sarah Chalke Samantha Rose
James Barbour Dr. Troy Rollins
Nadia Dajani Jane Rosenthal
Illeana Douglas KJ
Logan Marshall-Green Martin
Celeste Holm Iris
Anna Belknap Marissa
Tovah Feldshuh Associate Editor
Daphne Rubin-Vega Editor
Ajay Naidu Best Man
Erik Palladino Groom
Technical Credits
Evan Oppenheimer Director, Screenwriter
Felicia Fasano Casting
Luke Geissbuhler Cinematographer
Andy Kris Sound Editor
Peter Lurye Score Composer
Beth Mickle Production Designer
Daniel O'Meara Co-producer
Catherine Osbourne Costumes/Costume Designer
Kenneth Schapiro Producer
Nicola Westermann Associate Producer
Allison Eve Zell Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Alchemy
1. Opening [5:13]
2. Teenagers These Days [5:16]
3. Ghost in the Machine [3:49]
4. The History of Love [6:46]
5. When Did You Get So Emotional [4:34]
6. Save & Shut Down [3:35]
7. It Will All Be Over Soon [7:08]
8. He's a Good Listener [4:30]
9. I Wanna Be French [3:27]
10. Pardon? [4:46]
11. The Mysterious Jerry [4:58]
12. Love Takes Time [5:13]
13. Switch Frequencies [6:00]
14. Not Happening [4:31]
15. Get Out [3:58]
16. That Was Me [7:25]
17. Goodnight Jerry [1:03]
18. Credits [2:16]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Alchemy
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Deleted Scenes
      Behind the Scenes
      Bloopers
   Sound Setup
      Normal Sound
      5.1 Digital Surround
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alchemy

    Very enjoyable mainstream comedy, clever writing and charming performances from some familiar faces. Each of the actors does some of their best work here, and it was certainly nice to see Celeste Holm after all these years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Alchemy

    Highly enjoyable mainstream comedy, the writing is unusually sophisticated for this kind of thing. Performances are also subtle and enjoyable, recommended for ages ten and up.

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    Posted October 30, 2008

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