Parents' Guide to

Music and Lyrics

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Frothy, predictable romcom has some sex.

Movie PG-13 2007 100 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

Awesome Movie

the best movie ever
age 10+
I love the music!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (10):

This movie's pleasant enough, if predictable. Good date movies are like good first dates: They're charming, reasonably interesting, inoffensive, and smart, and you get a little smooching at the end. Music and Lyrics is all of those things at different points -- but unlike a lot of dates, there are no surprises.

While there's a moment during a dinner with Sophie's sister, Rhonda (Kristen Johnston, who steals every scene), when Sophie and Alex banter flirtatiously and share what seems like a genuine kiss, for the most part, the two actors don't click. Blame the writers: Barrymore has little to do than play the ditzy free spirit and utter dreadful lines like, "That song was dinner!" But overall, Music and Lyrics is pleasant and is sure to please diehard romantic comedy fans. Everyone else should stay away -- unless your date is making you watch it.

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