Music and Lyrics

(2007)

"Music & Lyrics" follows Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant), 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.

The film also stars Brad Garrett as Alex's steadfast manager, Chris Riley and Kristen Johnston as Sophie's sister, Rhonda, who happens to be one of Alex's biggest fans. Newcomer Haley Bennett plays young pop princess Cora Corman.

Feel the Love with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore in ‘Music & Lyrics’

Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore will overcome you with sweetness in Music and Lyrics. The film comes out on Valentines Day for a reason. It's a love-fest with enough syrupy goodness to keep you on a sugar high for a month. I almost went for an insulin shot afterwards. The pair were very nice in the interviews, as always, but Hugh Grant especially was on the charm offensive. He's got the affable British guy spiel down pat. I'd love to see him after a few drinks. On with the love baby...

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CONTEST: Win Huge Prizes from ‘Music and Lyrics’!

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Music and Lyrics follows Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant), 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.

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Warner Bros. and VH1 Launch ‘Music and Lyrics’ Online Songwriting Contest

Beginning December 26, 2006 and running through January, 20, 2007, contestants can write, record and upload an original love song to Talentload.tv/musicandlyrics. Videos of the entries will be streamed via the website and assessed on the basis of theme, lyrics and overall musicality. Entries will be rated by online users, and the top-rated videos will be judged by a panel of experts from VH1 and representatives from the film, Music and Lyrics. The winning song will be selected on February 3, 2007. The lucky winning songwriter will be flown to Los Angeles for the red carpet premiere of Music and Lyrics and will also have their song professionally recorded.

Opening nationwide on February, 14, 2007, Music and Lyrics is the story of Alex Fletcher (HUGH GRANT), 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 pop 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 with the newly famous novelist Sloane Cates (CAMPBELL SCOTT), 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.

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‘Music & Lyrics’ Movie Poster Revealed

Movie PictureWarner Bros. has provided us with the first poster for the romantic comedy Music & Lyrics starring Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore and Brad Garrett.

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Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore to Star in ‘Music & Lyrics’

Written and directed by Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice), the comedy follows Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant), 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.

The film co-stars Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) as Alex's steadfast manager, and Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock from the Sun) as Sophie's sister Rhonda. Newcomer Haley Bennett plays young, pop-princess Cora Corman. Also co-starring are Aasif Mandvi (Spider-Man 2) and Campbell Scott (Big Night).

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