Thursday, May 17, 2007

Movie Log: Music and Lyrics

I felt like seeing a movie with The Wife for once, and she wanted to see Music and Lyrics, and I didn't mind, so that's what we did Sunday night.

I have the feeling that Hugh Grant is incredibly divisive: some people can't stand him at all, and some find him endlessly amusing. Luckily, I'm in the second camp -- he did occasionally get on my nerves back in his stammering days, but I always like to watch him work recently. (And Drew Barrymore is probably similar, though I'm not sure I've seen anything she's made as an adult before this.)

This movie is utter fluff, and, as such, I'm not going to waste any time on it. Either you want to see a Hugh Grant-Drew Barrymore movie, with the vast collection of tics and mannerisms that implies, or you don't.

I mostly did, so I had a pleasant time. If you don't, stay far away from this movie. (For what it's worth, Grant is actually believable as an ex-'80s pop star, and Barrymore is only a slightly unlikely neurotic New York wanna-be writer.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah--it's a pleasant, fun movie. And it has fewer plot holes than most romantic comedies.

Ann and I enjoyed it as well.

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