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Music and Lyrics (2007)

Director:
Mark Lawrence
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Romance/Music
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Music and Lyrics
RUNNING TIME
96 minutes
Producer:
Mace Neufeld
Screenwriter:
Mark Lawrence


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Alex Fletcher Hugh Grant ˝
Sophie Fisher Drew Barrymore ˝
Chris Riley Brad Garrett
Cora Corman Haley Bennett ˝
Sloan Cates Campbell Scott ˝

 

Review

A joyride for anyone growing up during the 80s as well as an effective and fairly fresh romantic comedy. The characters don’t act as human beings when the film’s structure need them to perform other purposes, but Grant and Barrymore are thoroughly charming in their own usual ways, and they are cute and occasionally funny in their mutual scenes. Still, the most valuable asset of Music and Lyrics is its delicate combination of ridiculing and celebrating the good old 80s and the wonderfully synthetic music that came out of the decade. The music, by Adam Schlesinger, is at its best as good as the classics themselves, and the opening music video is worth the entrance fee alone.

Copyright © 22.10.2007 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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