Music and Lyrics Synopsis
A pop diva asks a washed-up musician (Hugh Grant) to compose a song for her.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The two generate more heart than they do heat, but that's the point. You want to see them together not just because they're adorable, but...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
As a premise, this is thinner than a strand of cotton candy, but fairy tales have been hung from less, and what keeps this one together is...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Grant and Barrymore are very enjoyable together onscreen. Who would've guessed that Barrymore would turn into such a deft comedian?
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Lawrence's take on pop music success is exactly right, satiric without being absurdist, and therefore a prize worth the effort.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Music and Lyrics is frequently appealing, often witty, and occasionally funny, but it's not going to convert skeptics and cynics into...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This appealing romantic comedy undertakes the conventions of the formula without an inordinate amount of clichés. Music also infuses the...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
An agreeably loopy romantic comedy that bounces along effortlessly on the genuine chemistry of leads Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Grant is game for a new level of meta-ha-ha, joke's-on-me in Music and Lyrics. But with Drew Barrymore as his costar, this bland, light...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In the end, the movie's just the kind of enjoyably empty-headed fluff it celebrates and mocks. It sits up, it begs, eventually it plays...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Remember "The Flight of the Phoenix," the movie about the misshapen plane, built from scavenged parts, that flies its builders to safety? ...
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Cute but worth the wait to dvd

By xxredheadjessxx
I found this movie to be cute and mildly funny. The only times I found myself laughing outloud was when they made Hugh Grant sing or dance. I think I was laughing out of embarressment for him than...

Meh.

By uberdeutsch72
Hugh Grant was very Hugh Grant-ish and Drew Barrymore kinda sleep-walked through this movie. It was funny at times but very forced and hammy. I did, however, like the music which seemed to buzz in my...

Surprisingly adorable

By gabeandkim
Stuck this movie on the list and wasn't expecting much, but have to say the tongue in cheek '80's music was cheesy and fun and the chemistry between Hugh and Drew was hard to resist. Very adorable...

Ugh...

By John_Raven
The only way I'd recommend seeing this film is if getting laid afterwards is a certainty!! The dialogue was trite and the story was equally predictable. The satire was dull and the “punch lines”...

Worth it for sure

By mactatele
Very funny with great dialogue...

Predictably Cute

By Butter_My_Popcorn
Hugh Grant is his usual dry witty self & Drew Barrymore is her normal quirky cute self. Together they work well on screen as they bounce off the other with their different comedy stylings. ...

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By Bigeyes
The movie had a decent plot. I liked the way the rock star turned out to be a good person and thought about other people. The start of the movie didn't really display that about her, nice touch. ...

Infrequent viewer

By moviefreebees22
Very entertaining and NOT filled with X-rated scenes. It CAN be done....

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By chump4x4
The movie was good, but if your a male it's not a movie I would go see without a date. It's one of those movies that girls like and thinks it sweet that you took them to that movie....

Cute Fun Movie

By NicklesWorth
This was a fun movie with very little "adult" material....

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Rated PG-13 | For some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Sweet, predictable date movie. Teens OK.
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