Music and Lyrics
Music and Lyrics (2007)

A professional collaboration between a popular lyricist and a washed-up musician takes a decidedly personal turn as the pair gradually finds their relationship developing into something much deeper in a romantic comedy directed by Marc… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 14, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2007
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Music & Lyrics is a light and pleasant romantic comedy that succeeds because of the considerable charm of its co-stars. The music segments featuring Hugh Grant are worth the price of admission.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's more fun than a Spandau Ballet/Tears for Fears concert circa 1985, and I mean that in a good way.

David Fear
Time Out

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.

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Joshua Starnes

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.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Light, sweet and agreeably confident

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

I don't think the ending is up to the rest of the movie, but Grant and Barrymore are great together, and the movie has both zing and song.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Sweet, predictable date movie. Teens OK.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

We're clearly deep into romantic-comedy territory here, so it's a good thing we're also in the hands of excellent guides.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Drew Barrymore is that rare movie starlet who can handle the comedy end of romantic comedy, but she coasts through her underwritten role as a goofy plant sitter recruited by Grant to write his lyrics.

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Move beyond the lame title, and you'll find an unexpectedly good movie, with the inspired casting of Drew Berry and Hugh Grant possessing the necessary chemistry to lift this rote, manufactured story into something appealing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Love this movie. Okay, I think it's more than a bit a rehash of The Wedding Singer, but I can excuse that because it's just such fun to watch! I love… More
Kevin M. Williams
Certainly a brave romcom as Hugh Grant plays a has been 80's rock star (think: the other guy in Wham, no, not George Michael, the other guy) looking to not… More
Candy Rose
Good original rom com. Very catchy music and excellent take on Wham duo. Hugh Grant plays a 80s pop star who has lost his glory. He teams up with a hip new… More
Alice Shen
Sweet and silly. I actually rather like the one bit of melodrama when Alex claims Sophie is as broken and neurotic as her evil ex's novelization of her,… More
Jennifer Xu
The first five minutes were pure gold and the rest of the film an everlasting backslide. But the two leads are pretty charismatic, so it wasn't, like, a… More
Cassie Hill
Really Funny!!!!!!!! Love Drew & Hugh (: