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message 1: by Beth (new)
Jan 02, 2008 09:37AM
I watched this yesterday. Not bad, as far as your mainstream rom-coms go. Hugh Grant has a few laugh-out-loud lines, the best being his description of a concert he did at a fat farm, which turned into a "dietetic Altamont" after he threw candy from the stage. Drew Barrymore is as cute as a bug, with a great bohemian-chic wardrobe. Fans of the band Fountains of Wayne will have a special interest in this movie, as the music was done by the band's Adam Schlesinger (who also wrote the song for That Thing You Do!.
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message 2: by Arctic (new)
This was surprisingly better than I thought it would be - not great but not too bad either. Hugh Grant makes a great 80's has-been pop star. Didn't know about Fountains of Wayne's involvement - nice.
message 3: by [deleted user] (new)
I loved this movie!! I watched it while my hubby was deployed, so I cried a little bit, lol. The songs were pretty good too. I bought the soundtrack.
message 4: by Beth A (new)
Ahh, the 80's. I saw a few of my old boyfriends in this film, but it was a nice, very funny way to spend a few hours. And yeah, Drew Barrymore's wardrobe makes me want to go out and buy a bunch of cool scarves...
message 5: by Nick (new)
I just saw it too. It's been playing a lot on HBO lately. I have to agree with Artic: Not great but not too bad either. Hugh Grant is a great actor and very hilarious. Although, I coulnd't help but think his character from Music&Lyrics was the same as in American Dreamz. I can't say that I've ever been a big fan of Drew Barrymore... the acting is so so. I enjoyed the film, but I'm glad I waited till it was on HBO to see it.
message 6: by Sarah (new)
I loved it. I even downloaded the soundtrack. I think Haley Bennett (the girl who played Cora) has a big career in front of her, especially as her music career is not going to be of the pop-princess variety.
message 7: by Den.n38 (new)
This movie makes my heart warm everytime I watch it. Cause I've always loved music and I watched all videos about musical like school of rock. I've also bought the soundtrack which have all the songs from the movie. I like "pop goes my heart" espicially. That song makes me active and the action of Hugh grunt in that movie is totally like a musician. I also like drew berrymore cause she fits every chracter.
message 8: by Paul (new)
I'm a sucker for romatic-comedies and after watching this and "about a boy", I'm even more impressed with Hugh Grant as an actor; even impressed with his singing voice. And I've been in love with Drew Barrymore for as long as I can remember.
Highly recommend it!
Highly recommend it!
message 9: by Nicole (new)
This was a fun, light hearted movie. A type of movie that everyone needs to sit and watch every now and again.
message 10: by Milani (new)
i have been in love with Hugh Grant since as far back as i can remember, so i had to watch this. I enjoyed it(i love romcoms - it's that "happy ending" factor that does it for me). I'm not such a big fan of Drew Barrymore's but, like Beth, i loved her wardrobe.
message 11: by Malina (new)
I was pleasantly surprised at how fun & feel good this movie is. A fun remember the 80's juxtapositioned against today. Makes me think of the Wedding Singer, though they aren't really plot related. The pop-up video spoof at the end was fun. All of the actors seemed to be having a good time, and I did too. :) Loved the music.
message 12: by Rachel (new)
i love this movie. i wasn't sure hugh grant and drew barrymore would have any chemistry, but they were fantastic together. and cora makes me laugh until i start to cry. love it!
message 13: by Ashley (new)
This was cute and I enjoyed it. It was refreshing to see Hugh Grant be sweet again, and not a total arse.
message 14: by Ashley (new)