Music & Lyrics (2007, USA) C-104m. ** D: Marc Lawrence. Starring Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Brad Garrett, Kristen Johnston, Campbell Scott, Scott Porter. Contrived but quite enjoyable romantic comedy about faded 80s pop star Grant, who gets the chance to make a comeback in a duet with a current superstar but needs a new song idea fast. Chance acquaintance Barrymore seems to have a talent for writing lyrics. Never rises above the mire, but has some funny moments. Features a great fake 80s pop song and video. Written by the director.

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