The best art is often the hardest to create.
In the 2007 movie, Music and Lyrics, Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) was one half of a 1980’s pop music duo. But his music glory days are long behind him. He lives of the residuals from this pop music past and by performing at high school reunions and state fairs. Alex is given a second chance at his music career by writing a song for the newest teen music sensation Cora Corman (Haley Bennett). The only problem is that while he can compose the melody, the lyrics are a bit harder to come by. Not only that, but he has only a week to complete the song. Enter Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore). Sophie is helping a friend by watering Alex’s plants, but has the heart and a soul of a poet. She agrees to help Alex write the song, but Alex’s past may be the barrier to the song’s success.
The on screen pairing of Barrymore and Grant just works on screen. This movie is simple, but charming and entertaining.
I recommend it.