Music and Lyrics (DVD)

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    ITEM#: 10676263

    Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) is a cynical and self-deprecating former pop idol (the hilarious opening video introduces his '80s new wave band Pop!) who is now playing the nostalgia circuit, but has maintained enough dignity to turn down an appearance on a "Battle of the '80s Has-Beens" TV reality show. Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore) is a gifted writer with deep inferiority issues who's been hired to water Fletcher's plants, and ends up becoming his emergency fill-in lyricist for a song he needs to deliver to teen queen singer Cora (Haley Bennett) in four days. Despite this contrived "cute meet," the film, to its great credit, deftly avoids many possible rom-com tropes in favor of organic, character-driven conflicts and comic situations. Alex and Sophie fall in love, struggle over their song, and wrestle with their own respective resistance to romantic happiness, while simultaneously coping with the frustrations of the creative process and the demands of the music industry. The two leads (aided by great comic sidekick turns from Brad Garrett and Kristen Johnston) manage to pull all this off with a lightness of touch that makes the characters' vulnerability appealing and not pathetic. The original songs by Adam Schlesinger (the go-to guy for singer-songwriter film music) is charming and catchy.

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    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    Materials na
    Model Number 085391112822
    UPC 085391112822
    Studio Warner Brothers
    Format DVD
    Extra Info Widescreen
    Genre Comedy
    Rating Parental Guidance 13+
    Dimensions 5.5" x 0.75" x 7.5" WxHxD
    Weight 0.2 lbs
    Stars Campbell Scott, Hayley Bennett, Brad Garrett, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Johnston, Hugh Grant
    Directors Mark Lawrence

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    • Music and Lyrics

      This is an enjoyable, light, movie, but definitely a "chick flick". My husband watched parts of it with me and just rolled his eyes. I usually like Hugh Grant films, and he is a riot in this one. The plot is rather predictable, but seeing Grant play an aging rock star is hilarious. (Be sure to watch his hips in the performance scenes.)

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    • Suits the movie

      I thought the movie was very nice. I liked the story line and how well the characters meshed together.

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