Music and Lyrics Reviews

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February 20, 2007
It's more fun than a Spandau Ballet/Tears for Fears concert circa 1985, and I mean that in a good way.
February 20, 2007
Light, sweet and agreeably confident
February 17, 2007
We're clearly deep into romantic-comedy territory here, so it's a good thing we're also in the hands of excellent guides.
February 17, 2007
This isn't just a chick flick wallowing in moon-spoon-June levels of Hallmark mush; it's the 'Macarena' of cut-rate rom-coms.
February 15, 2007
I don't think the ending is up to the rest of the movie, but Grant and Barrymore are great together, and the movie has both zing and song.
February 15, 2007
Drew Barrymore is that rare movie starlet who can handle the comedy end of romantic comedy, but she coasts through her underwritten role as a goofy plant sitter recruited by Grant to write his lyrics.
February 15, 2007
As the suave '40s-style romance Lawrence clearly means it to be, Music and Lyrics is strictly easy listening.
February 14, 2007
What Grant lacks in credibility as a lover he makes up for in eagerness to please. He wickedly skewers the music of the 1980s -- he sings! he dances! -- while at the same time reminding us of the cruel reality of disposable pop stardom.
February 14, 2007
[It] won my heart for what it didn't do: all the moments it could have strained for farce or confessional self-disclosure, and instead turned its attention back to the problem at hand.
February 14, 2007
It's not a great movie, but for a Valentine's Day date this year, you could do a lot worse.
February 14, 2007
Grant strikes precisely the right note with regard to Alex's career: He's too intelligent not to be a little embarrassed, but he's far too brazen to feel anything like shame.
Top Critic
February 14, 2007
After the plethora of alleged comedies we've been getting lately, this feel-fine rom-com with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore is a perfect warm-hearted, heart-shaped antidote to the winter blahs.
February 14, 2007
More substantial than a sugary treat, this crunchy rom-com with Hugh Grant as a has-been popster and Drew Barrymore as a never-was poet (they collaborate on a hit song) is simply irresistible.
February 14, 2007
Paper dolls have more depth.
February 14, 2007
Too bad director Lawrence tends to hit you over the head with the jokes in his script.
February 14, 2007
Grant is as smarmily sarcastic as ever, but Barrymore constantly pulls him back. Despite her record number of bad role choices, she may be the warmest comedy actress around, and you can't help rooting for her.
February 14, 2007
As dismal and atonal as a dirge.
February 14, 2007
When the movie zooms in on their fruit-and-nutcake relationship, it's adorable, too.
February 14, 2007
Most of the musical numbers, including the central song, are unexpectedly catchy and believable. Thanks for that goes to songwriter Adam Schlesinger of the band Fountains of Wayne.
February 14, 2007
As Hugh Grant ages, something is becoming clear: The actor's most compelling attribute is not his floppy forelock but the vein of charming self-loathing that has always been pulsing under his masterfully mussed-up hair.
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