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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)  »

Also Known As:

Music and Lyrics by...  »

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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

During production, the working title of the movie was "Music and Lyrics By..." See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Sophie and Alex are celebrating their success after delivering their demo to Cora on the helicopter pad, Sophie is laughing and jumping up and down when the camera is focused on her, but she is completely still when the camera is focused on Alex. This happens throughout their conversation as the camera's focus changes. 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 »

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References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Meaningless Kiss
Written by Adam Schlesinger
Produced by Adam Schlesinger and Steven M. Gold
Performed by Hugh Grant
[Sung by Alex at the high school reunion]
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A charming romantic comedy that entertains from start to finish
11 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Music & Lyrics is a great romantic comedy. Hugh Grant plays the charming English guy role effortlessly as ever and Drew Barrymore demonstrates great comedic timing and brings a sweetness to the part and together, the two have a believable chemistry. The age gap isn't an issue when you watch the movie because it just seems right that these two characters should get together.

What sets Music & Lyrics apart from other rom-coms is the music. The music is woven seamlessly into the fabric of the movie. There are three main characters in Music & Lyrics, Grant's Alex, Barrymore's Sophie and the soundtrack which is enjoyable and deceptively catchy. I came out of the cinema and i had the lyrics to the main song "A way back into love" in my head for hours after the movie had ended.

Mix all this together and throw in great supporting performances from Kristen Johnston & Brad Garrett and you get a sweet movie that will definitely make you smile.


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