Release Date: February 14th, 2007 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content.
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Directed by: Marc D. Lawrence
JJ Rating: A
Old ‘80s pop bands are amusing and Alex Fletcher’s band Pop was no exception. Years later he’s doing odd gigs to keep the money flowing and his partner has gone on to become a famous actor. He is offered an golden opportunity to write for Cora Corman who is a famous singer similar to the likes of Britney Spears and Shakira. He takes it and is having a difficult time writing lyrics to a song he needs by week’s end until he hears Sophie Fisher, his substitute plant lady, say a couple of very creative verses. He asks for her help and so the story goes with Music and Lyrics.
I thought this movie was very witty and there was a lot of banter and I love that in a movie. I think that Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore are fantastic together. It’s hard enough to write a movie that has good one liners but to write a song into the movie has got to be more difficult. Not only do you have to write the lyrics you have to write the music to the song. Of course the screen writer doesn’t have to but it has to get done. I think it would complicate making the movie more so than normal. I even liked the song that was for the movie.
I like how Barrymore was a quirky girl who wasn’t so sure of herself but sure of how she wanted her lyrics. Grant was good with the quick one liners and the very odd pelvic thrust. They were really good together. Barrymore and Grant made a funny, funny team.
I am so going to buy this movie. I mean it’s the kind of movie I could watch to get me in a good mood. You should not see this movie if you’re feeling cynical because I’m pretty sure you’ll just tare the movie apart. If you see this movie be sure you’re in a silly happy mood so as to not take things in the movie totally seriously. I don’t understand how people could not find Grant funny in this movie and then I realize some people just take things too seriously and miss out on all the fun.
I would not have named this movie Music and Lyrics I would have named it the name of the song which was something like Way Back Into Love but that’s just me. If you’re a by the fact person you would think that Music and Lyrics works because there is music and lyrics in the movie and WOW that makes it fit. But from a creative standpoint it’s kind of boring. But the movie is HAHAHAHAHA funny because I am not a rigid serious whore like some.