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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)
Dan McMillan ...
Pop Drummer
Tom Foligno ...
Has-Beens Promo Announcer (voice)
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David Newbert - TV Executive #1
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Janice Stern - TV Executive #2
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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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Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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14 February 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,875,471, 18 February 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$50,572,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,896,422
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Trivia

Hugh Grant learned to play piano for the film, and both he and Drew Barrymore learned to sing. However, while you can watch Hugh play on screen, the audio you hear of the piano performance is actually vocal coach Michael Rafter. See more »

Goofs

Early on in the movie when Chris is visiting at Alex's house, it shows them starting to sit down on the couch. The camera changes angles and they are up again, starting to sit down. See more »

Quotes

Alex Fletcher: [while performing] Girls, tell me something... Are these pants a bit too tight?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #9.2 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Invincible
Written by Andrew Wyatt (as A. Blakemore) and Michael Tighe
Produced by The Druid. and Michael Tighe
Performed by Haley Bennett
[Third song played during the end titles]
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Interesting and funny movie
8 February 2007 | by 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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