Year of Release: 2007
Director(s): Marc Lawrence
Approx. Running Time: 104 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"As infectious as a great pop song. Hits all the right notes."
-Dan Jewel, LIFE AND STYLE WEEKLY
First you're hot, then you're not...and then you're Alex Fletcher. So when the sizzlingest tween queen on the charts asks the has-been '80s pop sensation to write her a song, he grabs for another chance at stardom. Problem: Alex can say it with music, but he sure can't say it with words. Enter Sophie Fisher, his beguiling if quirky plant lady, who has an unexpected green thumb for lyrics. Together, they go after songwriting success - and discover that if you want to write the perfect love song, it helps to fall in love.
With Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore at the keyboard and Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice) directing, Music And Lyrics is a witty, wacky romantic comedy that faces the music...and laughs!
Cute, but it could have been better. It does have some very funny moments, but certain parts are entirely too cheesy and the lyrics that Alex and Sophie write together really aren't that great. Still, a fun way to kill some time.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)