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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Bacon ...
Pop Bass Player
Pop Guitar Player (as Andrew Wyatt Blakemore)
Dan McMillan ...
Pop Drummer
Tom Foligno ...
Has-Beens Promo Announcer (voice)
Brooke Tansley ...
Greg Antonsky


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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Plot Keywords:

song | lyricist | singer | singing | love | See All (97) »


Share the music with someone you love.


Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Music and Lyrics by...  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,929,058 (UK) (9 February 2007)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Martin Fry, lead singer of 1980's pop band ABC, coached Hugh Grant with his singing and dancing. See more »


When Alex and Sophie are in the piano store, and he is trying to convince her to become his lyricist, as he is playing a piano, the camera reveals the inside of the piano, the piano's hammers are not moving even though music can be heard coming from the instrument. See more »


Sophie Fisher: Are you OK?
Alex Fletcher: Yeah, yeah, I'm fine. It's just my Pop! hip. It comes from years of doing our patented dance move. My God, I've suffered for my art.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Written and Performed by Ravi Shankar
Courtesy of Times Square Records/Saregama
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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User Reviews

15 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was pleased when I finished this movie... normally by the end of most romantic movies my legs ache from non-use and I have just enjoyed a nice little nap.

I found Music and Lyrics to be charming and clever.... Hugh Grant gives a great crisp delivery on his very witty lines... good interaction between he and Barrymore, some well-timed jokes and a heartfelt ending make this a nice date movie that did not follow the norm in it's character.

Here is where a few things were different

1. The main male character was a not a womanizer charmed out of that life 2. The two characters had no secret shame to be revealed halfway through the movie 3. He did not cheat on her... then they got together in the end

He just did... as Sophie Fisher's sister in the movie, says "Something Extraordinary" to win her love.

See it.. you will smile!

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