DVD of the Week – Music and Lyrics (2007)
by RISHI AGRAWAL
By the trailers, Music and Lyrics looks awful. I’ll be the first one to admit that. This movie still had significant charm though. Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant are so adept at the romantic comedy genre that their interactions and chemistry seemed natural. Throw in a witty script by writer-director Marc Lawrence and a great supporting cast, and you have romantic comedy gold. Unfortunately, a romantic comedy that deserves gold deserves bronze when compared to all genres, but that’s okay.
If you’re a film buff, I would recommend watching this film curled up on the couch with a non-film buff significant other. This is a movie with enough broad strokes to be appreciated by anyone, but with enough subtlety to please most cinephiles, except for the most snobbish amongst them. Music and Lyrics is no masterpiece, for sure, but it is certainly a watchable film.
You can get this film on DVD any way you want it: Widescreen, Full Screen, HD DVD or Blu-ray. The DVD includes 30 minutes of deleted scenes, a gag reel, a featurette on the making of the film and the music video for “Pop Goes My Heart.” The last feature seems unnecessary since the video is in the film, but the rest might be worth checking out.