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When Alex is invited to make a comeback with reigning diva Cora Corman he must first write a song for them to sing but he hasn't written a song in years and he has never written lyrics. He has only a matter of days to come up with a hit.
Comedy Romantic - This is very much the cute, predictable, sweet romantic comedy that
it appears to be. Stars Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore are very much
in their element here, and fans will eat it up; '80s music fans will
also especially appreciate the film.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Music and Lyrics turns out to be a better than average romantic comedy where the characters click and, unusual for movies of the genre, there are instances when genuine laughter bubbles up.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 130 moviegoers:
TEENS:The two males enjoyed "Music & Lyrics." About half of the teen females also enjoyed it very much. The remaining half rated it as an OK/average movie. Since most enjoyed it, at least to some degree, and no one disliked it, I have no problem recommending it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The four male opinions are not very high. Two rated it average to above average and two rated it pretty low. Not recommended. As for the ladies, a little less than half truly enjoyed it. The remaining opinions are average to below average. Too mixed to make any recommendation.
ADULTS:Male and female opinions are about the same. Three-quarters enjoyed it very much. Nearly all of the remaining opinions indicate an OK/average movie. These aren't great opinions, but they are really close. Since nearly everyone will enjoy it, at least to some degree, I have no problem recommending that you see "Music & Lyrics."
Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) is a washed-up 80s pop star who's been reduced to working the nostalgia circuit at county fairs and amusement parks. The charismatic and talented musician gets a chance at a comeback when reigning diva Cora Corman invites him to write and record a duet with her, but there's a problem - Alex hasn't written a song in years, he's never written lyrics, and he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days. Enter Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore), Alex's beguilingly quirky plant lady, whose flair for words strikes a chord with the struggling songwriter. On the rebound from a bad relationship, Sophie is reluctant to collaborate with anyone, especially commitment-phobe Alex. As their chemistry heats up at the piano and under it, Alex and Sophie will have to face their fears - and the music - if they want to find the love and success they both deserve.