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Music and Lyrics (Full Screen) PG-13

Music and Lyrics (Full Screen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: May 8, 2007
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Bonus Footage
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Behind the Scenes: "Note for Note": The Making of Music and Lyrics
    • Music Video: "Pop Goes My Heart"
    • Bloopers: Gag Reel

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , &
Directed by
Composition by
Produced by
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Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh63%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 168

Upright68%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 514,841
Rating: 4/10 -- Lawrence has a distinct lack of ability to write anything remotely resembling a real human. Maybe romantic comedies don't really need that sort of thing but if there's nothing else going for it - and there's nothing else going for it - it would help. Full Review
ComingSoon.net
Apr 8, 2011
Rating: 5/10 -- Music and Lyrics could have had more rhythm and a better beat... Full Review
Movie Metropolis
May 4, 2007
Grant and Barrymore's] chemistry and comic repartee evoke the lightheartedness of screwball romantic classics of the Thirties and Forties.
Film Comment
May 1, 2007
Rating: B -- We're clearly deep into romantic-comedy territory here, so it's a good thing we're also in the hands of excellent guides.
AV Club
Feb 17, 2007
It's more fun than a Spandau Ballet/Tears for Fears concert circa 1985, and I mean that in a good way.
Ebert & Roeper
Feb 20, 2007
Rating: C -- Far too little originality ... to make the film anything other than a disposable rom-com triviality. Full Review
Lessons of Darkness
Jul 3, 2007
Rating: 1/6 -- This isn't just a chick flick wallowing in moon-spoon-June levels of Hallmark mush; it's the 'Macarena' of cut-rate rom-coms. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 17, 2007

Product Description:

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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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: Feburary 14, 2007

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  • UPC: 085391112808
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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