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Music and Lyrics (2007)

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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Nick Bacon ...
Pop Bass Player
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Pop Guitar Player (as Andrew Wyatt Blakemore)
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Pop Drummer
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Has-Beens Promo Announcer (voice)
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Greg Antonsky
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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

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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,929,058 (UK) (11 February 2007)

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$50,572,589 (USA)
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Feature film debut of Haley Bennett. 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

Sophie Fisher: The worst part is, he still has some power over me. I still care what he thinks.
Alex Fletcher: I'm sorry, but how - how can that possibly be? The guy is a jerk.
Sophie Fisher: Well, that's easy for you to say, but...
Alex Fletcher: No, no. He is a jerk! He is a jerk. It's not a question. He is a jerk!
Sophie Fisher: But...
Alex Fletcher: No, he is! He's a jerk! He's a jerk!
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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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Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #9.2 (2007) See more »

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Radiation Vibe
Written by Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger
Performed by Fountains of Wayne
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Delightful!
15 February 2007 | by (United States) – 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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