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

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$50,562,555 (USA) (11 May 2007)
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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 »

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When Alex and Cora are singing 'Way Back Into Love' at the concert, there is a shot of Chris and his daughter in the audience, and they turn to look at each other and smile. The video of this clip has been 'reversed' (it is playing backwards); you can tell by watching the people clapping behind them, and the daughter's hair as she turns her head. See more »

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Sophie Fisher: Sloan, even though Sally Michaels only lives on paper, I live in the real world. And I can never forgive you for using me as raw material to create a fictional monster. Sally Michaels is my own personal ghost, a shadow hanging over each phone call, a cup of tea. And one cold day when age has robbed your mind of its fertile phrases and your hand of its dexterity all the success won't be able to shield you from the pain you've caused and the shame you deserve. Or something like that.
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Dance with Me Tonight
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A charming romantic comedy that entertains from start to finish
11 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Music & Lyrics is a great romantic comedy. Hugh Grant plays the charming English guy role effortlessly as ever and Drew Barrymore demonstrates great comedic timing and brings a sweetness to the part and together, the two have a believable chemistry. The age gap isn't an issue when you watch the movie because it just seems right that these two characters should get together.

What sets Music & Lyrics apart from other rom-coms is the music. The music is woven seamlessly into the fabric of the movie. There are three main characters in Music & Lyrics, Grant's Alex, Barrymore's Sophie and the soundtrack which is enjoyable and deceptively catchy. I came out of the cinema and i had the lyrics to the main song "A way back into love" in my head for hours after the movie had ended.

Mix all this together and throw in great supporting performances from Kristen Johnston & Brad Garrett and you get a sweet movie that will definitely make you smile.


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