Music and Lyrics

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Director
Marc Lawrence
Runtime
1 h 36 min
Release Date
9 February 2007
Genres
Comedy, Music, Romance
Overview
A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.
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  • The Rewrite *****
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    The Rewrite

    Hugh Grant, never an actor this critic particularly liked, has become more palatable with age – tarnished, less handsome, and hence more accessible. These qualities are on fine display in The Rewrite, which reunites the leading man with Music and Lyrics writer-director Marc Lawrence. Grant is Keith Michaels, a has-been screenwriter who, failing to find new work, takes a job as a writer-in-residence at an unglamorous public university.

    Irreverent and a womanizer, Keith finds a capable foil in snooty and arch Austen scholar Professor Weldon (sexy over-the-hill performer Allison Janney), who does what she can to bring his sojourn at the school to an end. Complicating Keith’s private life are amorous coed Karen (Bella Heathcote) and single mother Holly, the latter part enlivened by an astonishingly well-preserved Marisa Tomei, who exhibits wonderful chemistry with Grant.

    Certain supporting characters, particularly among the students, may be too broadly drawn for all tastes, but each serves a purpose and is more or less amusing. Whiplash’s monstrous J.K. Simmons demonstrates his remarkable range here by essaying the instantly lovable role of Dr. Lerner, the avuncular head of the English department, while still-boyish Get a Life clown Chris Elliott turns in the expectedly funny turn as the university’s dweeby Shakespeare specialist.

    A touching and sharp romantic comedy that transcends the ghetto of its genre, The Rewrite ought to appeal with equal charm to discriminating men and women moviegoers alike. Consistently interesting and rewatch-worthy, this one is highly recommended.

    5 stars. Ideological Content Analysis indicates that The Rewrite is:

    10. Drug-ambivalent. Weed seems to be okay – with Keith, if not with Dr. Lerner – but the film’s attitude toward alcohol is more nuanced. Proving true the adage “in vino veritas”, Keith is overly frank in unfriendly company, and Holly feels obligated to drive him home in another instance. He is described as “trying to fill a spiritual vacancy with alcohol.” Fraternity hazing leads to the hospitalization of sci-fi nerd Billy Frazier (Andrew Keenan-Bolger). Notwithstanding all of this, a tipsy Hugh Grant remains very charming.

    9. Pro-gay. “Are you a lesbian?” Keith asks Holly. “I wish,” she responds.

    8. Anti-gun. “I was hoping you were pro gun control,” Keith says to Dr. Lerner.

    7. Irreligious. Heaven is “a fairy tale designed to make a five-year-old boy go to sleep.”

    6. Anti-slut. Keith’s brief fling with sexually experienced student Karen leads to disaster.

    5. Anti-Semitic! 9/11 criminal Michael Chertoff’s

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  • 10 Romantic Comedy Myths About Women
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    Lifestyle 10. We're so fiercely independent that the only thing we need to be happy... is a man. var dataLayer = window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; dataLayer.push({ 'videoName': 'Just Like Heaven (1/9) Movie CLIP - What's Happening to Me? (2005) HD', 'videoType': 'Curated' }); Post-second wave feminist romantic comedies rely on the Sheryl Sandberg boilerplate: upper-middle class, successful career woman with an impossibly huge apartment in big city stuffed with everything she could ever want. (See: Reese Witherspoon in Just Like Heaven.)  The genre gives the image one slight twist: our heroine is secretly one step away from cultivating her very own cat collection. (See: Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail.) True to Hollywood fashion, who better than the big, strong male superhero to fly in to save the day? class="pages"> https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2014/7/8/10-romantic-comedy-myths-about-women/ previous Page 1 of 10 next   ]]>
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