DVD 104 mins IMDB 6.7
Parental Guidance
Music and Lyrics [2007]
Warner Home Video (2007)
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Comedy, Music, Romance
USA  /  English

Campbell Scott Sloan Cates
Brad Garrett Chris Riley
Hugh Grant Alex Fletcher
Drew Barrymore Sophie Fisher
Kristen Johnston Rhonda Fisher
Scott Porter Colin Thompson
Nick Bacon Pop Bass Player
Andrew W. Blakemore Pop Guitar Player
Dan McMillan Pop Drummer
Tom Foligno Has-Beens Promo Announcer

Director Marc Lawrence
Producer Bruce Berman; Scott Elias
Writer Marc Lawrence

Music & Lyrics is frothy and sweet, like the top of a perfect cappuccino shared a deux. Hugh Grant is a self-professed "happy has-been," playing his befuddled, adorable persona more spot-on than he has since Four Weddings and a Funeral. As Alex, former member of an '80s pop band who years later is playing at water parks and high school reunions, he's settled into a life of lesser expectations. Drew Barrymore, quietly radiant, is Sophie, the underachieving girl Friday who arrives to water--make that overwater--Alex's plants--and to explode him out of that comfy rut. If the plot's a bit farfetched, it matters not, since the two lead characters are so likable--and make such beautiful music together. Big bonus: the supportive role of Kristen Johnston as Rhonda, Sophie's older sis (and longtime Alex fan) whose hilarious performance threatens to steal the show whenever she's onscreen. (The owner of a chain of successful weight-loss centers, Rhonda tries to comfort a rattled Sophie: "Want to do some stress eating?") The film also marks the remarkable debut of Haley Bennett, who plays a pop star of Britney/Cristina proportions with deadpan sincerity radiating through her skimpy outfits and mega-extensions. As Alex and Sophie work on crafting musical magic, something else is taking hold. It's music to the ears of anyone needing a sweet romantic comedy that hits all the right notes. --A.T. Hurley

Edition Details
Barcode 7321902132914
Region 2
Release Date 04/06/2007
Screen Ratio 1.77:1
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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