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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex Fletcher
... Colin Thompson
Nick Bacon ... Pop Bass Player
... Pop Guitar Player (as Andrew Wyatt Blakemore)
Dan McMillan ... Pop Drummer
Tom Foligno ... Has-Beens Promo Announcer (voice)
... David Newbert - TV Executive #1
Brooke Tansley ... Janice Stern - TV Executive #2
... Willy
... Chris Riley
... Khan
... Sophie Fisher
... Cora Corman
... Ray
... 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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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

The interior Madison Square Garden scenes were actually shot at Nassau Veterans Memorial Colliseum. This is a smaller venue in Uniondale, New York, on Long Island. See more »

Goofs

When Alex and Sophie are having breakfast, Alex has a muffin. When you see him talking to Sophie facing her, you see his muffin. It goes from eaten out of to untouched repeatedly during the scene. See more »

Quotes

Cora Corman: I'll show you the roof. It's upstairs.
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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 »

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References V for Vendetta (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

PoP! Goes My Heart
Written by Andrew Wyatt (as A. Blakemore) and Alanna Vicente
Produced by Josh Deutsch
Performed by Hugh Grant
[Played during the opening titles, sung by Alex in the amusement park, and played before and during the end titles]
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Whats not to love about this film????
23 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Whats not to love about this film????

Hugh Grant, 80's music & Drew Barrymore

Hugh plays himself brilliantly & Drew delivers that oh so delightful koookie (is that how you spell kookie???) girl next door character.

To all intents & purposes it's a standard romantic comedy set against a music biz background but with the added bonus of having Hugh, Drew & Pop Goes my Heart.

Hayley Bennet was rather annoying as Cara but as I've not seen her in anything else I don't know if that's because she was in character or if she just is a bit annoying – who knows???!!!

I love this little film and it gets better with every viewing!


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