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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.

Director:

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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:

$13,623,630, 18 February 2007

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

A UK band called Pop! used the same name as Hugh Grant's fictional entourage, complete with the punctuating exclamation mark. They released three top 40 hits before disbanding. See more »

Goofs

In the videoclip featuring Alex Fletcher in "Pop goes my heart" an automated infusion pump system is visible. These kind of intravenous drug administration systems weren't yet available in 1984. See more »

Quotes

Alex Fletcher: [start of Way Back Into Love Demo Version] Way Back Into Love, take one.
Sophie Fisher: I-uh-I'm getting really nervous.
Alex Fletcher: You'll be fine, just use your normal, nice voice that I've heard... so much over the last three days.
Sophie Fisher: It's like, ugh, my throat's closing up. It's, like, anaphylactic.
[cough]
Alex Fletcher: It's fine, it's just a three-minute song.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

In the original version Sophie enters Alex's apartment asking him if he has a watering pot and telling about the eighty year old German screaming at her. In the German dubbing this old man is French. See more »


Soundtracks

Buddha's Delight
Written by Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Henry Jonback (as Henrik Jonback),
Andrew Wyatt (as A. Blakemore) and Marc Lawrence
Produced by Bloodshy, Avant and Josh Deutsch
Performed by Haley Bennett
[Sung by Cora in a studio and at the concert]
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User Reviews

 
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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