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Alchemy (2005)
Actors: Tom Cavanagh, Sarah Chalke, James Barbour, Nadia Dajani, Anna Belknap
Director: Evan Oppenheimer
Genres: Comedy
PG-13     2006     1hr 26min

Professor Mal Downey (Tom Cavanagh) makes history when he develops a computer, named Jerry, that can interact like a human being. His bosses, however, aren't impressed, and the mild-mannered professor has just two weeks t...  more »

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Actors: Tom Cavanagh, Sarah Chalke, James Barbour, Nadia Dajani, Anna Belknap
Director: Evan Oppenheimer
Creators: Luke Geissbuhler, Evan Oppenheimer, Allison Eve Zell, Dan O'Meara, Kenneth Schapiro, Lorraine Galler, Nicola Westermann
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies
Studio: Monarch Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 03/28/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Shannon R. (StephanieMorelli)
Reviewed on 12/1/2007...
The only reason I rented this is because it has two of the actor's from Scrubs in it. It was fair. It had a few cute moments but didn't find it hillarious or anything. It centered around a girl talking with a computer to test love and emotions.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Wonderfully charming!
William Butler | Chicago, IL | 02/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We saw this movie on ABC Family, highly recommended for (almost) all ages. I'd say it's great for adults and teenagers, can't really say for younger than that. But it's very funny, very well-made. And the acting is terrific -- Tom Cavanagh, Sarah Chalke, James Barbour, Nadia Dajani, all great! Will be a very pleasant surprise to people who know Tom and Sarah from "Ed" and "Scrubs" -- they're both capable of a lot more complexity than you might have guessed!"
Great idea-but could have been better
Harold A. Fretheim | Juanita, WA | 07/05/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The story idea was very good and much of the story flows well. Sarah Chalke, and most of the rest of the cast did well. Cavanaugh, who is normally a very good actor, tried hard but simply had no clue as to what his character is all about. And that is a shame, but understandable as the scientific/computer nerd type is a very interesting and even fascinating kind of man - but very little understood by most of the people who write screen plays (the exception that proves the rule is the writers behind the successful TV comedy "The Big Bang Theory"- who very readily admit that they too would be lost were it not for having had an actual past association with this personality type). It is this lack of understanding that leads to the defects that other reviwers have reacted to. That being said, I do own a copy and found it entertaining even with its flaws."
Pirate Girl | 09/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great little movie, that somehow scaped me when it first came out. Perhaps this was due to lack of Hollywood big name recognition advertising. However, if you want what I would call a "cool" romantic comedy family movie, this would be it. Tom Cavanaugh and Sarah Chalke(of "Scrubs")acted their parts extremely well. James Barbour(veteran Broadway actor)ran away with his part, his comedic talent coming across phenomenaly, as well as being just the perfect actor for the part of "Dr. Love";he seemed to instinctively know just what to do in each scene to send across just the right humor, and funny it was. He was definitely one of the best assets of this movie. The rest of the cast was just as well cast, and did their jobs exceptionally, including the scenes with veteran actress Celeste Holm;nice to see an older actress get a nice role in a "younger set" movie.
Alchemy is one of those "how did this movie excape the popular radar" type of film undertakings. Director Oppenheimer should be given high kudos for bringing us this little treasure of a movie to enjoy over and over again."