Thursday, November 25, 2010

Music and Lyrics Movie Review





Music and Lyrics , a romantic comedy published in 2007, is one of my favorite movies and I wanted it to be the first movie to review (even though its 2010, I know). It’s one of the most insightful, inspiring, romantic and fun movies out there that makes you just love the characters and story.

Alex Fletcher, a washed out singer and composer, who was once glamorous said in an interview for the show “the 80’s Has Beens” that “I am a happy has been... I live in the past... everything good I ever did was long ago so I don’t expect anything new or exciting for me now, really takes the pressure off...” when he was told that many didn’t like the words “has been”. He lived up on performing on shows in parks and in concerts for middle-aged women and men.

Not until Cora Corman, one of the biggest stars on the planet and one of his fans, wanted him to write her next hit single titled “Way Back Into Love” in just a few days did he start doing something new. He was strongly opposing to the idea at first, where he said to his agent “I am dead I am dead I am finished...I was done with this whole nightmare...I haven’t written for 10 years...” He tried to come up with excuses to not do it like  “so time consuming” or “I need a lyricist” until his agent convinced him to give it a try.

As he was trying to come up with something, Sophie, who was just there to water his plants uttered some spontaneous lyrics. Alex saw in her talent so he wanted her to be his lyricist and write the song with him. Again, she strongly refused as she was scarred from her teacher who once said about her “she was a brilliant mimic... she was a vacant empty imitation of a writer”. Alex wouldn’t take “No” for an answer and insisted to at least give it a try.

Only when together they faced their fears that hindered them to become a huge success did they come up with a great hit song.






By: Sherwette Mansour

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