Monday, March 24, 2008

Music and Lyrics

Music and Lyrics is a romantic comedy film released by Warner Bros. on Febraury 9, 2007 in UK. Starring Hugh Grant as Alex Fletcher, a washed-up 1980s pop star and Drew Barrymore as Sophie Fisher, a former English literature student. Music and Lyrics tells the story of their efforts to write a song for singer Cora Corman played by Haley Conett, and their subsequent romance.

Alex Fletcher is a former pop star. He enjoyed considerable fame and success during the 1980s and early 1990s as one of the founding members of the band "Pop!". Fifteen years after PoP! disbanded, Alex has acknowledged that he is a popular person. A chance to recapture his former stardom comes in the form of a duet with mainstream pop singer Cora Corman, whom he must compose a song titled "Way Back into Love" for in a matter of days. However, to Alex's dismay, he has not written a song in years, and tells his manager that he will need help from a lyricist.

Alex meets Sophie Fisher when she comes to his house to water his plants. Sophie is a former creative writing student reeling from a disastrous romance. She is also a writer with little confidence in her abilities. While Alex and a hired lyricist try to come up with words, Sophie comes up with words to herself while watering the plants. Alex requests Sophie's assistance on the song, and although she initially declines, after a series of conversations with him, she agrees to collaborate. There are signs of a budding romance as the two write the song, which they finish in three days.

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