Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Music and Lyrics
The romantic comedy is alive and well in Music and Lyrics. Drew Barrymore has become a lovely force in this genre. Though her fame came from her childhood, she has matured nicely, and her performances have too. It started with 50 First Dates, grew stronger with Fever Pitch, and she brings it home in this film. A has-been pop star needs a lyricist to write a song for a current pop sensation, and Barrymore's character helps him out, the typical rom-com story arc ensues. Hugh Grant, Brad Garrett, Kristen Johnston, Haley Bennett and Jason Antoon give dimension to this clever, light film. Not sappy, not boring, a mere 96 minutes (perfect), I thoroughly enjoyed the performances in this film. A bright spot in the dismal film releases of 2007 so far.