Saturday, May 10, 2008

Reel Review - Music and Lyrics

Last night I watched Music and Lyrics as it was on the movie channel. I have come to the conclusion that Hugh Grant is at his most adorable best when he's being cheese or sleaze. Even his portrayal of the PM in Love Actually was a bit cheesy and he played it well. And we all know the sleaze that was Daniel in Bridget Jones.

In this movie he plays a has-been 80's pop icon who has 36 hours to make his come back by writing a song for a young pop-lette. In comes the "plant lady" (Drew Barrymore) who has a gift for putting lyrics together. Quirky and cute - which just about summarizes the whole movie. Lots of little laugh out loud bits too.

Definitely worth a watch on a Saturday when you just want to kick back and relax.


  1. Donna Alward! That's a *terrible* movie.

    Congratulations on your Booksellers' Best Award nomination.

  2. Actually, I have to admit that I enjoyed it. Flawed but fun.

    I loathe his 'bumbling Englishman who can't communicate' roles (i.e. Four Weddings and Notting Hill).

    My fave Hugh film has to be 'About a Boy' - just superb.

  3. I liked Music and Lyrics, too. :)

    It's one of those films where if you don't expect much you'll enjoy it. Pure popcorn fluff.

  4. lol

    Now I LOVE Notting Hill. Don't you love the bit where he's watching a movie in prescription goggles? Or the whoopsie-daisy bit? (I say that lol).

    Four Weddings misses me though. I think it's because I don't actually *like* any of the characters enough to care what happens to them.