Directed by : Marc Lawrence Produced by : Liz Glotzer,Martin Shafer Written by : Marc Lawrence Starring : Hugh Grant,Drew Barrymore,Brad Garrett,Kristen Johnston Music by : Adam Schlesinger Cinematography : Xavier P?rez Grobet Editing by : Susan E. Morse Studio : Castle Rock Entertainment,Village Roadshow Pictures Distributed by : Theatrical:,Warner Bros. Pictures DVD : Warner Home Video Release date(s) : February 9, 2007 (UK),February 14, 2007 (US) Running time : 104 minutes Country : United States Language : English,Thai Budget : $40 million Gross revenue : $145,896,422 (Worldwide)
Music and Lyrics is a 2007 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Marc Lawrence. It focuses on the relationship that evolves between a former pop music idol (of the fictional band PoP! si milar to Wham!) and an aspiring writer as they struggle to compose a song for the reigning pop diva. Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) enjoyed considerable fame in the 1980s in the band PoP! but after they disba nded, his songwriting partner Colin Thompson became a popular solo act, while Alex's own career nosediv ed. He supported himself by reprising his old hits for middle-aged fans, but even these minor opportunities are slowly drying up. Alex is given a chance at a comeback when teen star Cora Corman (Haley Bennett) commissions him to write a song called “A Way Back Into Love” for her new CD leaving him only days to fulfill her request. However, Alex's forte is composing music; he always relied on Colin to supply the lyrics.