Music And Lyrics

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Music And Lyrics
A UK King & a US Queen of the rom-com star in this, the story of Alex, a washed up 80s popstar & lady’s man (Grant), and his romance with Sophie (Barrymore), his plant watering lady. Reduced to working the nostalgia circuit, Alex is given the chance of a comeback when reigning diva Cora Corman (Bennett) invites him to write and record a duet with her. Having not written anything in year, Alex has to come up with a hit in just a couple of days. Sophie, with a flair for words, becomes his reluctant collaborator and a romance blossoms as they try to nut out the song.
2006Rating: PG, contains sexual references100 minsUSA
Romantic Comedy
Director:
Marc Lawrence (as director, 'Two Weeks Notice')
Writer:
Marc Lawrence
Cast:
Hugh GrantDrew BarrymoreHaley Bennett
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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Grant carries the day as the fortysomething lad still living off his youth and just about getting away with it...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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Lawrence's take on pop music success is exactly right, satiric without being absurdist, and therefore a prize worth the effort...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

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The music is catchy. The actors are likeable. It's all pleasant enough to watch but ultimately it's about as substantial as a pop song. Though it's unlikely to stay with you quite so long...

2.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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An agreeably loopy romantic comedy that bounces along effortlessly on the genuine chemistry of leads Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

press

The plot is paper-thin, and the set-up is beyond contrived (a plant waterer?), but there are a surprising number of laughs, and the saccharine content is kept to a minimum. A mostly enjoyable experience, all told...

3.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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A watchable, workaday rom-com with business as usual from the leads, a bland plot and inconsistent characters...

2.0
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BBC

BBC

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Grant and Barrymore just don't have the depth or chemistry to make you care. In short: flat like Milli Vanilli...

2.0
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Not Hugh's or Drew's best work, but funny, sweet and enjoyable. Catchy soundtrack and hilarious 80s music video- brilliant! Some bits laugh at loud funny.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Grant carries the day as the fortysomething lad still living off his youth and just about getting away with it...

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Lawrence's take on pop music success is exactly right, satiric without being absurdist, and therefore a prize worth the effort...

0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

The music is catchy. The actors are likeable. It's all pleasant enough to watch but ultimately it's about as substantial as a pop song. Though it's unlikely to stay with you quite so long...

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An agreeably loopy romantic comedy that bounces along effortlessly on the genuine chemistry of leads Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore...

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

The plot is paper-thin, and the set-up is beyond contrived (a plant waterer?), but there are a surprising number of laughs, and the saccharine content is kept to a minimum. A mostly enjoyable experience, all told...

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A watchable, workaday rom-com with business as usual from the leads, a bland plot and inconsistent characters...

2.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

Grant and Barrymore just don't have the depth or chemistry to make you care. In short: flat like Milli Vanilli...

2.0
0

Not Hugh's or Drew's best work, but funny, sweet and enjoyable. Catchy soundtrack and hilarious 80s music video- brilliant! Some bits laugh at loud funny.

4.0
0