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May 8, 2007

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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.

Original Commentary Track review by Rishi Agrawal.

Other new releases this week: Because I Said So, Breaking and Entering, Catch and Release, Deliver Us From Evil, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, The Painted Veil


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  1. Helen
    May 10 2007

    Why the romantic comedy slam? Were you scarred by watching bad romantic comedies in your youth? Have you never seen It Happened One Night or Bringing Up Baby? Was this all a plan to incite women readers to post comments?

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