Top Romantic Movies #20 - Music And Lyrics

Music And Lyrics
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I can say that Music And Lyrics is one movie that is music to the ears of anyone needing a sweet romantic comedy that hits all the right notes. It is a much watch movie for all and even guys can enjoy it. Believe me.

Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) enjoyed considerable fame and success in the 1980s and early 1990s as one of the founding members of the band PoP! however, after they disbanded, his songwriting partner Colin Thompson became a popular solo act, while Alex's own career nosedived. Alex is given a chance at a comeback when teenage pop diva Cora Corman (Haley Bennett) commissions him to write a song called “A Way Back Into Love” for her new CD which is on the verge of completion, leaving him only days to fulfill her request.

Alex discovers that Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore), who waters his plants, has something of a gift for writing song lyrics. Sophie, a former creative writing student reeling from a disastrous romance with her former English professor, Sloan Cates (Campbell Scott), Over the next few days, Sophie and Alex continue to write “A Way Back Into Love”, gradually growing closer, much to the delight of Sophie’s older sister Rhonda (Kristen Johnston), a fan of Alex’s from his PoP! days.

Managing to barely meet the deadline Cora has set for the song’s delivery, Alex and Sophie are thrilled when she accepts it; however, Sophie is horrified when she discovers Cora plans to record a sexually-charged interpretation of "A Way Back into Love," complete with a "sweaty and sticky" Indian vibe she feels clashes with the romantic spirit of the song. She is determined to convince Cora to abandon the bizarre arrangement, only to find Alex vetoing her efforts for fear he will lose the opportunity to work with Cora and revive his career. In the ensuing argument, he admits Cora's version is awful but contends accepting it is the cost of doing business. Upset by Alex's willingness, Sophie leaves him.

Sophie, intending to start a new life in Florida, reluctantly attends the opening of Cora's new tour at Madison Square Garden, at which Alex and Cora will debut “A Way Back Into Love”. Upon hearing that Alex is singing a new song “written by Alex Fletcher”, Sophie is upset to believe that Alex is stealing credit for her work; however, the song Alex sings is called "Don't Write Me Off", a self-penned plea for Sophie to give their relationship another chance. Touched, Sophie finds Alex backstage, He and Cora perform the tune as he and Sophie intended it to be sung, and the two songwriters embrace in the wings.

Why I Chose This:
I choose this simply because this movie had been the favorite movie of my class during college. And I mean my whole class. Boys and girls. So, I really think this movie touches hearts. But most especially the song "Way Back Into Love" is so romantic that people had fallen in love with it listening over the radio, how much more if you see the movie about it being composed and arranged?

Favorite Scene:
My favorite scene is when alex sings “dance with me tonight” because the song is just so romantic and through out all the people in the park watching him sing, he directly look to sophie that seems to mean that the song is for her.

Favorite Quote:
Sophie: A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. Sex. But then, as you get to know the person, that's the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath. It's the combination of the two that makes it magic.

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