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Music and Lyrics (2007)

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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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Nick Bacon ...
Pop Bass Player
Andrew Wyatt ...
Pop Guitar Player (as Andrew Wyatt Blakemore)
Dan McMillan ...
Pop Drummer
Tom Foligno ...
Has-Beens Promo Announcer (voice)
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Greg Antonsky
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Storyline

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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Share the music with someone you love.

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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14 February 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$15,875,471 (USA) (16 February 2007)

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$50,562,555 (USA) (11 May 2007)
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Trivia

The trailer features some scenes not in the movie: A door is opened for Alex by a porter, during the "Battle of the 80s Has Beens" interview, Alex says that PoP broke up in 1992 and so basically he is a "90s Has Been". See more »

Goofs

At the show, Sophie's necklaces changes positions from place to place. See more »

Quotes

Alex Fletcher: [start of Way Back Into Love Demo Version] Way Back Into Love, take one.
Sophie Fisher: I-uh-I'm getting really nervous.
Alex Fletcher: You'll be fine, just use your normal, nice voice that I've heard... so much over the last three days.
Sophie Fisher: It's like, ugh, my throat's closing up. It's, like, anaphylactic.
[cough]
Alex Fletcher: It's fine, it's just a three-minute song.
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During the end credits the video of 'Pop Goes My Heart' is played with pop-ups similar to VH1's 'Pop-up Video' See more »

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References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

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Raga Rajya-Kalyan
Written and Performed by Ravi Shankar
Courtesy of Times Square Records/Saregama
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Interesting and funny movie
8 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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