Sunday, February 25, 2007

Music & Lyrics-3 quacks

Last night was another movie and burgers night in the Duck home, and the choice was an easy one, Music and Lyrics. Mrs Duck is a huge Hugh Grant fan and I like both Hugh and Drew Barrymore, especially when she lets her goofy out.

Overall, it was a formulamatic romantic comedy, but it was exactly what you like about Romantic comedies. Boy meets girl, falls in love, achieves goal, loses girl and finds her again. The perfect mindless fun.

Plus, the movie also told the truth about pop music, it can make you happy, even though it is usually fluff. And considering I am a musicphile, it hit home with me. While my Ipod is filled with Evanescence, Sarah and Springsteen, there is nothing like a good pop song on a Friday afternoon while driving along the highway. Hence, I also am a closet Justin Timberlake fan.

The only quibble is I wish they were able to get one of those tween pop stars to be the pop star in the movie that Hugh and Drew are writing for. It would have been nice to see one comfortable enough to make fun of themselves, but Haley Bennett, who can obviously sing, did a fine turn.

On a sidenote, I have absolutely no opinion on tonights Oscar's because I haven't seen too many of the movies besides The Queen. I hope Scorscece wins, just so he is no longer the best director in the world that has never won an Oscar before. Beyond that, I could care less who wins.


Anthony said...

The only one I've seen is Little Miss Sunshine, so I'll be "rooting" for that. Lots of my favorite actors in that one.

I think Scorcese's a shoo-in. It can't possibly be his best work, but I think the Academy will give him the "lifetime achievement" teratment, as they will Peter O'Toole - I think.

I'm more interested in Phillies trades and NASCAR right now.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Audiophile me would love to see Music and Lyrics; maybe I ought to line up a babysitter and surprise the Tour Manager with a night out.

Yes, me who just downloaded White Zombie, Judas Priest, and Prong to her MP3 player has an affinity for pop music. *blush*

Christie said...

oooh good!! i'm so glad, i so want to see music and lyrics, just for that purpose of just mindless fun. it got some terrible reviews but i ignore reviews from people i don't know. haha!

Matthew said...

Thanks for the rundown of "Music & Lyrics." Been thinking of seeing it, and probably will do so now.

Oh, and it's "couldn't care less." ;-)

Slackermommy said...

I want to see Music & Lyrics just so I can see Hugh shake his butt!

Nancy said...

He won! He won! And, the bit I heard of his speech was great.

Glad you guys got to spend some time together.

kailani said...

I can't remember the last time we watched a movie that I wanted to see. It's usually The Cheetah Girls or High School Musical around here. *sigh*

Haley-O said...

I was wondering about that movie. Not a huge Drew fan, but I like Hugh. Thanks for the rec. :)

Tug said...

I'll see it when it comes out on video, or PPV on satellite...but I love Drew...I'm just bad at movies., dark place...equals snores. Not fun in public. With nephews. heh heh