DVD 104 mins IMDB 6.7
PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Music and Lyrics
Warner Bros. (2/14/2007)
In Collection

Seen It:
(6/16/2007 )

John Wood
Comedy, Music, Romance
USA  /  English

Hugh Grant Alex Fletcher
Drew Barrymore Sophie Fisher
Brad Garrett Chris Riley
Kristen Johnston Rhonda Fisher
Campbell Scott Sloan Cates
Scott Porter Colin Thompson
Nick Bacon Pop Bass Player
Andrew Wyatt Blakemore Pop Guitar Player
Dan McMillan Pop Drummer
Tom Foligno Has-Beens Promo Announcer
Zak Orth David Newbert - TV Executive #1
Brooke Tansley Janice Stern - TV Executive #2
Daniel Stewart Sherman Willy
Aasif Mandvi Khan
Haley Bennett Cora Corman

Director Marc Lawrence (II); Marc Lawrence
Producer Liz Glotzer; Martin Shafer; Bruce Berman; Scott Elias
Writer Marc Lawrence

Music and 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
Distributor Warner Home Video
Edition Widescreen Edition
Barcode 085391112822
Region Region 1
Release Date 5/8/2007
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
No. of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Purchase Date 6/16/2007
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire