• Music and Lyrics (2007)

Music and Lyrics

Release Date: February 14th, 2007

DVD Release Date: May 8th, 2007

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Former music superstar Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) used to pack them in back in the 1980s, but now he is reduced to playing nostalgia tours and county fairs. He scores a chance at a major comeback when reigning pop diva Cora Corman (Haley Bennett) asks him to write a song for her, but he hasn't written anything in years and cannot compose lyrics anyway. Noticing that Sophie (Drew Barrymore), the plant lady, has a way with words, Alex proposes that he and Sophie make beautiful music together.

Cast: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Brad Garrett, Kristen Johnston, Haley Bennett, Aasif Mandvi, Campbell Scott, Jason Antoon

Director: Marc Lawrence

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Flower Films, Village Roadshow Pictures, Castle Rock Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Friend , Amusing , Heartwarming , Deception , 2000s , New York City , Lighthearted , Transformation , Love ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The two generate more heart than they do heat, but that's the point. You want to see them together not just because they're adorable, but because you believe that their characters can take each other to a place neither could get to on their own. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Remember "The Flight of the Phoenix," the movie about the misshapen plane, built from scavenged parts, that flies its builders to safety? Music and Lyrics is like that plane, up to a point. The plot is misshapen, the pieces are scavenged and nothing quite fits. The film does manage to take off, albeit barely, then flits around cheerfully in search of coherence, but finally crashes and fizzles.

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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