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Monday, April 1, 2013


(Hugh Grant & Drew Barrymore)

Airing on Sony Entertainment Television DStv Channel 127 on April 10 at 20h00, Music and Lyrics was directed by Marc Lawrence (2007)

In this light and immensely likeable rom-com, Hugh Grant (About a Boy, Four Weddings and a Funeral) plays a washed-up music idol who once fronted a chart-topping pop group in the vein of Wham! and Duran Duran. Now, he is trying to make a comeback by writing a song for a young, rising star.

Faced with paralysing writer’s block, he stumbles on to the fact that the woman who waters his flowers (Drew Barrymore: The Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates) has a flair for words. He enlists her talents to help him write the lyrics to a sure-fire hit song - but then, inevitably, real-life romantic entanglements enter the picture to complicate matters even further.