I must warn you -- Being a guy, I had pretty low expectations to begin with. However, there were a couple of things I enjoyed: 1) The movie was funny. -- Hugh Grant's one-sentence witty remarks came out natural and funny. -- Their ability to poke fun of two distinct musical decades could be better, but still turned out pretty funny. 2) The plot was novel (at least to me). -- "Meshing" the two music periods (the 80's and today) in the same movie provided a good way to contrast the two styles. -- Since I'm not so familiar with the music industry, I enjoyed the "behind the scenes" with the trial and error of coming up with lyrics (at least in the way the movie portrays it.) Other than that, it was the typical "chic-flick." Guy has problem with girl, he says some bad things, stir up some emotional scene and the usual -- will they get back together? Other than that, if you're just looking for a good laugh, I'd give it a go!
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Music and Lyrics (2007)
A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.
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Cheery Alex Fletcher lives comfortably in Manhattan off the residuals from his 80's pop success and reprising his hits at school reunions, theme parks, and state fairs. But those gigs are declining, so he jumps at the chance to write a song and record it with reigning teen idol Cora Corman. Trouble is, he's good at melodies but needs a lyricist and has less than a week to finish. Enter Sophie Fisher, subbing for a friend who waters Alex's plants; she's a pretty good poet, quick witted, and could do it, if she'd agree. But there's some sort of shadow over her head that Alex may not be able to charm his way past. And what if they do get a song written, what then?
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Interesting and funny movieReviewed bycegeonVote: 8/10
It seems odd for me to give such a high rating for romantic comedy as I always find them frothy and lightweight. Yet I found this wonderfully pleasurable. Hugh grant may have been in his usual role of self depreciating charming English Gent who is living on his past pop star glory but the dialogue and one liners gave his role substance. He more than gave justice to them by his superb timing. Drew Barrimore also fell into the part as a woman who comes to feed the plants and ends up feeding ideas to him for a song in which he cant complete. The acting was spot on, the one liners witty but I think it was the music added joy to the film. As he said in the film don't quote me on this but something like " there is nothing like a good song for lifting your spirits in a second." I left this film feeling happy not only for the characters but in myself.!
Music & Lyrics is fun and enjoyable entertainment that hits above its weight in the heavily saturated and often mediocre territory of the romantic-comedy.
Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore are notably well casted and this enables the film to flow rather well. The film does linger here and there but it is a well-judged satirical look at the music industry.
The music is great fun! 80s at its stereotypical, cheesy best... The intro track 'PoP! Goes My Heart' and 'Way Back Into Love' are surprisingly good and its a shame no original song nomination was forthcoming for either.
Music & Lyrics does not pretend to be anything other than another rom-com and yet it surpasses itself in this regard. The film is a happy, feel-good picture and I for one could not stop tapping my feet long after the music had ceased.