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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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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

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

At the top of the closing credits during the PoP pop-up video, one of the trivia history bubbles mentions that "Colin created a huge controversy when he declared PoP to be 'bigger than The Beatles'". This is a reference to the furor caused when Noel Gallagher of Oasis referred to the band as being "bigger than The Beatles." It can also be seen as hearkening back to the the international controversy caused by John Lennon when he declared that The Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ. See more »

Goofs

The video for Pop Goes My Heart is given a year of 1984, but the top keyboard being played was the Roland D-50, which did not come out until 1987. See more »

Quotes

Sophie Fisher: What if Smoky came up to you and said, "Alex Fletcher, you're a horrible song writer"?
Alex Fletcher: Smoky wouldn't. Dylan, Dylan would. Dylan might. Actually, in fact Dylan did.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Flying Home
Written by Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton
Performed by Benny Goodman with The Benny Goodman Sextet (as Benny Goodman Sextet)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Delightful!
15 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was pleased when I finished this movie... normally by the end of most romantic movies my legs ache from non-use and I have just enjoyed a nice little nap.

I found Music and Lyrics to be charming and clever.... Hugh Grant gives a great crisp delivery on his very witty lines... good interaction between he and Barrymore, some well-timed jokes and a heartfelt ending make this a nice date movie that did not follow the norm in it's character.

Here is where a few things were different

1. The main male character was a not a womanizer charmed out of that life 2. The two characters had no secret shame to be revealed halfway through the movie 3. He did not cheat on her... then they got together in the end

He just did... as Sophie Fisher's sister in the movie, says "Something Extraordinary" to win her love.

See it.. you will smile!


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