Oh how I missed writing my Movie Addicts Union reviews! And I gotta say, the movie that ended up in my DVD player on Friday night was the best romantic comedy that I’ve seen in ages!!! 😉 It was so good that I watched it 3 times over the Easter weekend (hope yours was a good one =). In fact it was surprisingly so good that I was kinda amazed that I hadn’t seen it sooner. And to think I just turned it on a whim!
Music and lyrics is everything a romantic comedy should be: witty banter between the two leads, moments of endearment, comedy and perfect music! 😉 But what made it really work was the sense of reality added to it. Sometimes in romantic comedies it can be so far from reality that you can’t help but think- that love sappy stuff really only happens onscreens. In short the more relatable they are, the better the rom-com (well at least to me!)
It’s about two people who by chance find each other midst of theirrealise that together they create magical songs 😉 Alex Fletcher (former 80’s Pop has-been which he’s of) and Sophie Fischer (dubbed plant lady ;)). In the midst of their own insecurities, they ultimately learn how to fight for each other 😉 because they are better together…
😉 I loved listening and watching Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant duet (granted some autotune) but together their voices and lyrics blended perfectly together creating beautiful harmonies. In fact the main story of it all, was revolved around the song Way back into love for Cora (newbie popstar which somewhat represents T Swifty’s new direction). My favourite scene was definitely the music demo!
* loved the endearment and witty sarcasm from Hugh when Sophie is unsubconciously over watering his plants! They’re so cute together 😉
The only downside with the film was that I wanted to hear more of Hugh and Drew’s wonderful duets! Although Hugh did get quite a few of his own songs.
Most notably Pop! Goes my heart (I haven’t laughed so much at a movie opening in ages). Despite that couldn’t help but like the song, it was catchy and cheesy 😉
Ooh and of course Love autopsy, written by Sophie/Drew when Alex/Hugh was explaining that song writing was not his forte.
‘I once rhymed you and me with autopsy.’ Alex
‘That’s not necessarily bad. You could do something with that. Like figuring out you and me is like doing an autopsy’ Sophie
Which led to…
Amazing huh? And this movie inspired me so much (who doesn’t love music? We need music the most in whatever we’re feeling in life to cope with what we’re feeling), I actually attempted to finish the song with my own lyrics. While I’m nowhere to the forte of Sophie’s aspiring lyricist, I actually quite like it 😉
British comedy is so quaint! Hugh had the best one liners 😉
Like, yes your divorce could have been prevented if you had more plants (to his manager)
I can’t read your handwriting!
What are you doing to my apartment?!
After winning a battle for Sophie 😉
Are you ok?
Sing louder, please
And lastly… When’s she is worried and he’s thinking he should be too. 😉 and of course when he’s telling her quite frankly her former flame is a jerk.
Giving 😉 😉 😉 😉 ; 4.5 smileys out of 5 smileys and naming it the best Hugh Grant movies I’ve ever seen!