Music and Lyrics
Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore
I do remember this film was hailed as a flop. And it kind of is, but it’s not all that bad. I mean at least you get to see Hugh and Drew. She does have a good array of scarves, take note.
Hugh plays Alex Fletcher, ex-eighties pop ‘has been’. New teenage pop sensation, Cora, wants Fletcher to write a song for her new album in but a matter of days. As Fletcher hasn’t written a new song in 10 years and can’t really write lyrics, it is opportune that he meets Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore) who seems to have a gift with the rhyming. He’s the music, she’s the lyrics – “it’s the combination of the two that makes it magic”.
The two get on well, have an easy continuous dialogue, and are supportive friends for each other’s relationship and career problems. And when they get together, they stay great friends for a while, but creative differences divide them…build towards big climax at the end blah blah blah, it doesn’t matter.