Music and Lyrics

Music and Lyrics

DVD - 2007
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Alex Fletcher is a washed-up 80s pop star who has been reduced to working the nostalgia circuit of county fairs and amusement parks. The charismatic and talented musician gets a chance at a comeback when reigning pop diva Cora Corman invites him to write and record a duet with her. The only problem is that Alex has not written a song in years, he has never written lyrics, and what's worse, he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days. Sophie Fisher is Alex's beguilingly quirky plant lady, whose flair for words strikes a chord with the struggling songwriter. On the rebound from a bad relationship with the newly famous novelist Sloan Cates, Sophie is reluctant to collaborate with anyone, especially commitment-phobe Alex. As their chemistry heats up at the piano, Alex and Sophie will have to face their fears and the music if they want to find the love and success they both deserve.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2007.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9781419844973
Branch Call Number: FIC Music
Characteristics: 1 DVD (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Music and lyrics by.


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beckz Mar 26, 2008

cute and quirky. Interesting to see Drew and Hugh work together with their age differences, however, they really worked well together.

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Aug 13, 2019

Has Hugh Grant ever been more charming than "Music" O'Donnell or Drew Barrymore more winning as "Lyrics" Parker?

May 26, 2019

This movie is terrible. Really terrible. I was really looking forward to seeing it; especially after reading so many reviews about how good it is. The only thing good about this movie was the beginning/opening credits. There is a spoof of an 80's video (ala Duran Duran/Wham) staring Hugh Grant that is absolutely hilarious. The sad thing is that the video is also shown at the closing credits. Funny, but you'd think that if Hugh and Drew worked through the entire movie to write a fabulous song, that they would have showcased it. They wrote a song all right. For a sleazy female pop star who tore it to shreds the moment she opened her mouth. As others have mentioned, this film is painfully boring and the acting is really bad. This is one of the worst Drew Barrymore films I've ever seen. She looks bad and her character is a dull bore. There were only a couple of parts where I actually laughed for about two seconds (one being the opening/closing video). Hugh Grant doesn't have a bad singing voice and neither does Drew Barrymore. But they aren't good either. Don't waste your time with this one. I got to the point where I skipped through most of the movie and went right to the "song" scenes. I wasn't missing much.

LPL_TriciaK May 10, 2019

"Rom-Coms were corny and retrograde. Why do we miss them so much?" writes Wesley Morris of the NY Times in a recent feature article. Yes, indeed! We need those light, sweet, funny movies to balance out the serious dramas that play out on screen (and in our minds). So here's a really good love story, with the bonus of some bubbly pop tunes that you'll keep singing long after the flick is over. Enjoy!

Apr 25, 2018

A lot of romantic comedy films and similar pictures do nothing more than wallow in cliches, putting together actors and actresses without any chemistry on screen and having them say ludicrous things. This charming film is a great antidote to all that. Talented performers Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant look totally natural together and seem to radiate out this warmth, all of the dialogue coming naturally. The plot is a satire of the music industry's most silly trends from 80s nostalgia tours to gimmick TV shows with musicians to insensitive religiously-themed performances and more. It's not only genuinely hilarious but features some seriously catchy material. The song "Pop Goes My Heart" is just as great as the 80s new wave classics by the likes of Duran Duran and Wham that inspired it, and viewers of this nice film are likely to be humming the tune for days and days.

Feb 11, 2018

The satire of Wham! and Christina Aguilera is thinly-veiled but appropriate for the plot. Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore play their usual selves but do have fairly good chemistry. I'd recommend Hugh in About A Boy and Drew in 50 First Dates before this though.

Mar 20, 2015

I saw the movie and I had liked it this is not for children to watch

Dec 24, 2012

Once upon a time Hugh Grant was a promising young actor (Sense and Sensibility, Maurice etc.) Sadly, he has morphed into a parody of himself with so many nervous tics and eye blinks that he is downright unwatchable. This film is awful in every imaginable way. For better romantic comedies please visit my "Kiss Me" list.

wayne19711012 Dec 13, 2011

i like it

Nov 02, 2011

Not great, but a sweet little romantic comedy.

Jul 11, 2011

This is cute movie that will have you laughing even after watching it.

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Mar 27, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jul 11, 2008

pie thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

nadian Mar 03, 2008

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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Mar 27, 2011

Alex Fletcher: The best time I've had in the last fifteen years was sitting at that piano with you.
Sophie Fisher: That's wonderfully sensitive... especially from a man who wears such tight pants.
Alex Fletcher: It forces all the blood to my heart.

Mar 27, 2011

Alex Fletcher: [singing] Sleeping with a clown above my bed...
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.

Jul 11, 2008

You killed my plants


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Mar 27, 2011

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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nadian Mar 03, 2008

Sexual Content: Certain sexually suggestive scenes.

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