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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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Marc Lawrence

Writer:

Marc Lawrence
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Grant ... Alex Fletcher
Scott Porter ... Colin Thompson
Nick Bacon Nick Bacon ... Pop Bass Player
Andrew Wyatt ... Pop Guitar Player (as Andrew Wyatt Blakemore)
Dan McMillan Dan McMillan ... Pop Drummer
Tom Foligno Tom Foligno ... Has-Beens Promo Announcer (voice)
Zak Orth ... David Newbert - TV Executive #1
Brooke Tansley ... Janice Stern - TV Executive #2
Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Willy
Brad Garrett ... Chris Riley
Aasif Mandvi ... Khan
Drew Barrymore ... Sophie Fisher
Haley Bennett ... Cora Corman
Matthew Morrison ... Ray
Jason Antoon ... 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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Taglines:

Share the music with someone you love.

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Music and Lyrics by... See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the record store scene, Alex Fletcher's solo album is beside The Flying Lesbians section. See more »

Goofs

At the show, Sophie's necklaces changes positions from place to place. See more »

Quotes

Alex Fletcher: [singing] Sleeping with a clown above my bed...
[spoken]
Alex Fletcher: "Clown" is not right
Sophie Fisher: That's "cloud." Why would you put a clown in your bed?
Alex Fletcher: It would not be the first time.
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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

Featured in 20 to 1: Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Slam
Written by Andrew Wyatt (as A. Blakemore) and Marc Lawrence
Produced by Josh Deutsch
Performed by Haley Bennett
[Recorded by Cora in the studio and sung at her concert]
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I liked it.
7 February 2007 | by LDGcoolestSee 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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