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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
Tom Foligno ...
Has-Beens Promo Announcer (voice)
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Greg Antonsky
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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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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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14 February 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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

Goofs

In the videoclip featuring Alex Fletcher in "Pop goes my heart" an automated infusion pump system is visible. These kind of intravenous drug administration systems weren't yet available in 1984. See more »

Quotes

Alex Fletcher: I slept with Sophie.
Chris Riley: [yelling] You slept with Sophie?
Alex Fletcher: Now remember your blood pressure. You're a tall man, you need all the pressure you can get!
Chris Riley: This is horrible Alex, this is very bad! Unless you're happy about this in which case I couldn't be more pleased for you... Should we do pros and cons?
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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

Meaningless Kiss
Written by Adam Schlesinger
Produced by Adam Schlesinger and Steven M. Gold
Performed by Hugh Grant
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I liked it.
7 February 2007 | by (Quincy, Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

From the moment the movie started it was apparent that it was going to be cute. The opening sequence is a hoot and must have been incredibly fun for Hugh Grant. I, as well as the most of the audience started laughing as soon as the movie came on. First time watching a movie that I didn't even notice the opening credits. I really liked the chemistry between Grant and Barrymore. They played well against each other. I could do without the woman from Third Rock From the Sun. I find that she acts a tad too cartoonish in her show/films and this one is no exception. Nice to see Brad Garrett in a straight role. I love the fact that actors and actresses are doing their own singing. I like movies that don't stop at the end of the movie, but have fun things to watch during the closing credits. I suggest you stay for them.


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