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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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Nick Bacon ...
Pop Bass Player
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Pop Guitar Player (as Andrew Wyatt Blakemore)
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Pop Drummer
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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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song | lyricist | singer | singing | love | See All (97) »

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Share the music with someone you love.

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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

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,929,058 (UK) (9 February 2007)

Gross:

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

At the top of the closing credits during the PoP pop-up video, one of the trivia history bubbles mentions that "Colin created a huge controversy when he declared PoP to be 'bigger than The Beatles'". This is a reference to the furor caused when Noel Gallagher of Oasis referred to the band as being "bigger than The Beatles." It can also be seen as hearkening back to the the international controversy caused by John Lennon when he declared that The Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ. See more »

Goofs

When Alex and Sophie are recording the second take of the song they wrote, Alex starts the computer playing and recording, but when it cuts to a shot from behind them towards the computer, the track is not even playing, let alone recording. See more »

Quotes

Sophie Fisher: [hits her head on piano] OW!
Alex Fletcher: Yes, I think she's up now.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Slam
Written by Andrew Wyatt (as A. Blakemore) and Marc Lawrence
Produced by Josh Deutsch
Performed by Haley Bennett
[Recorded by Cora in the studio and sung at her concert]
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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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