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Storyline

Cheery Alex Fletcher lives comfortably in Manhattan off the residuals from his 80’s pop success and reprising his hits at school reunions, theme parks, and state fairs. But those gigs are declining, so he jumps at the chance to write a song and record it with reigning teen idol Cora Corman. Trouble is, he’s good at melodies but needs a lyricist and has less than a week to finish. Enter Sophie Fisher, subbing for a friend who waters Alex’s plants; she’s a pretty good poet, quick witted, and could do it, if she’d agree. But there’s some sort of shadow over her head that Alex may not be able to charm his way past. And what if they do get a song written, what then? Written by

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Share the music with someone you love.

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Details

Release Date:

9 February 2007 (UK)

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Also Known As:

Music and Lyrics

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,623,630, 18 February 2007

Gross USA:

$50,572,589

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$145,896,422

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

104 min | 95 min (DVD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1

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Did You Know?

Trivia

This would be the second film.filmed in New York City that Hugh Grant and director Marc Lawrence would work on together. Their first collaboration was “Two Weeks Notice,” co-starring and co-produced by Oscar winner Sandra Bullock.

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Goofs

Alex and Sophie are walking down the street where Sophie sees Sloan Cates’ book. Walking on the sidewalk, Sophie looks to her right then hides as if she had seen Sloan Cates on her right, but when she comes out of hiding, the book is on the sidewalk she is on, just a few steps in front of her.

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Quotes

Alex Fletcher

: I slept with Sophie.

Chris Riley

: [

yelling

] You slept with Sophie?

Alex Fletcher

: Now remember your blood pressure. You’re a tall man, you need all the pressure you can get!

Chris Riley

: This is horrible Alex, this is very bad! Unless you’re happy about this in which case I couldn’t be more pleased for you… Should we do pros and cons?

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Crazy Credits

During the end credits the video of ‘Pop Goes My Heart’ is played with pop-ups similar to VH1’s ‘Pop-up Video’

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Alternate Versions

In the original version Sophie enters Alex’s apartment asking him if he has a watering pot and telling about the eighty year old German screaming at her. In the German dubbing this old man is French.

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Connections

References

V for Vendetta

(2005)

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Soundtracks

Tony The Beat

Written by

Jesper Anderberg

,

Johan Bengtsson

,

Maja Ivarsson

,

Fredrik Nilsson

(as Frederik Nilsson) and

Felix Rodriguez

Performed by

The Sounds

Courtesy of Scratchie/New Line Records/Warner Sweden

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