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Music and Lyrics (2007)

Today’s Valentine's Day Movie Countdown pick is one I thought I’d feature purely because it doesn’t seem to be that well known (at least not among people I know).

Music and Lyrics (2007)

It stars Hugh Grant (Notting Hill) and Drew Barrymore (50 First Dates) among others.

This is what it’s about:

A washed up 80s pop artist (Grant) gets a shot at a comeback when he’s asked to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Having not written a decent song in years, he recruits the help of the woman who waters his plants (Barrymore) after realising she has a way with words.

I know how some people feel about Hugh Grant but he’s really funny in this movie! If you’re a hater, this probably isn’t the film for you, having said that, if you’ve got this far into the post there’s still hope for you.🤞

The story is inspired by the pop duo Wham! where one member went on to be a hugely successful solo artist and the other...well, didn’t.

It’s a really funny and heartwarming film with a great soundtrack comprised of songs by Hugh Grant’s character’s old band, "Pop!"

This is definitely worth checking out if you like romantic comedies, Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore and the 1980s!

Seen it? Let me know what you think. 👍

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