Music and Lyrics

Music and Lyrics

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The UK King & US Queen of the rom-com star in this, the story of Alex, a washed up 80s popstar & lady’s man (Hugh Grant), and his romance with Sophie (Drew Barrymore), his plant watering lady. More

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.

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2006Rating: PG, contains sexual references100 minsUSA
Director:
Marc Lawrence (as director, 'Two Weeks Notice')
Writer:
Marc Lawrence
Cast:
Hugh GrantDrew BarrymoreHaley Bennett

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Music and Lyrics | Reviews

63%168 reviews

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Variety

Variety

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

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

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...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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BBC

BBC

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

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Music and Lyrics | Release Details

Music and Lyrics is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.