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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
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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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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

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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 Sophie are talking in the "Weight Not" clinic office, the box of files in front of Sophie disappears in one shot. See more »

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Alex Fletcher: I've a strange situation here.
Chris Riley: Oh, you've got a strange situation? I'm at Beth's soccer game with my ex-wife who's here with my ex-gardener. They came on a riding mower.
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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 Words and Music (1948) See more »

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Meaningless Kiss
Written by Adam Schlesinger
Produced by Adam Schlesinger and Steven M. Gold
Performed by Hugh Grant
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Lightweight but uplifting comedy
10 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'll admit it, I love this film! OK, the plot line is thinner than paint stripper, the lines more mildly amusing than witty, and the acting isn't going to win any Oscars, BUT...

it's one of those movies that just makes you feel good.

Right from the hilarious opening, showing Hugh's make-believe band "Pop" in their "MTV/VH1" hit video "Pop Goes My Heart", you can't help but smile. Obviously it is especially amusing for those of us who lived through the pop excesses of the 80s, but I have to say the teens in the audience seemed to enjoy it too.

All the songs are pure cheese (and incredibly infectious), which coupled with some amusing lines, a very lovable Hugh Grant, a very cute Drew Barrymore, and fabulous supporting roles from Kristen Johnston and Aasif Mandvi make this movie a great romantic comedy for those of us who actually enjoy a "bit of fluff".


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