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Music and lyrics

It is a cute movie, endearing with its innocence and charm. The opening soundtrack “Pop goes my heart” is a fitting intro to a romantic comedy and captures the 80’s feeling quite well. The other soundtracks were quite charming as well, especially the one sung by Alex Fletcher (HUGH GRANT) on stage, “Don’t write me off yet”. It employed a sense of humour and a sensitivity of the heart simultaneously, which is an extremely potent combination in real life situations.

The turn of events in the story is quite cleverly weaved in lines with the movie’s theme music and lyrics. I like the Sophie Fisher’s (Drew Barrymore) simile on Music and lyrics – “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 magical.”

The striking thing about the movie is the lightheartedness with which the entire script is handled. It’s has quite a few good laughs.

Then again it did not bring depth to the emotion of two people in love – Alex Fletcher and Sophie Fisher. I don’t think it is because of the lightheartedness of the movie, it has more to do with the lack of chemistry between Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. For instance, Notting Hill where Hugh Grant stars with Julia Roberts brings out the chemistry and depth of feeling….you can connect to it but you cannot do the same with the on screen pair of Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore.

Anyways, good time pass and tunes that get you humming.

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