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Music and Lyrics | 2007 | PG-13 | - 5.1.3

A washed-up '80s pop star (Hugh Grant) is taking gigs on cruise ships and casinos when he is contacted by the hottest current diva to write her a new song. But because he has no songwriting skills, he tries to find someone who can help, and as luck would have it, a woman (Drew Barrymore) who's temporarily filling in for his plant care person fits the bill. Also with Kristen Johnston, Jason Antoon and Billy Griffith. Directed by Marc D. Lawrence. [1:36]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man and a woman kiss passionately, they fall back onto the floor kissing, and they wake up lying under a piano in the morning and it is implied that they have had sex (when the man dresses we see his bare chest).
 A young woman in a skimpy outfit (revealing cleavage, bare abdomen and legs) dances and sings, caressing her body, thrusting her hips and moaning sexually. There are several scenes that show a young woman in skimpy outfits (revealing cleavage, bare abdomen and part of her buttocks) dancing suggestively while singing. There are a couple of extended music video sequences that show two men with shirts open and revealing their bare chests, while dancing and singing songs about love. Women wear low-cut tops that reveal cleavage in several scenes.
 A man and a woman kiss, she wraps her legs around his waist and they continue to kiss. A man kisses a woman, they hug and he lifts her in the air. A man and a woman kiss.
 Women in an audience try to grab a man's buttocks while he sings and dances. A man sings on stage and thrusts his hips suggestively while women in the audience swoon.
 A man tells another man "she's kinda' hot" about a woman. A man talks about a woman's infidelity and "raging nymphomania."

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VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - Two men shove each other, and one is shoved onto a table and he complains that his face has been pressed into the butter.
 Women shove each other trying to reach a man who's singing on a stage. A woman panics when she is poked by a cactus.

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LANGUAGE 3 - 4 sexual references, 1 mild obscenity, name-calling (morons, mad woman, stubborn), 4 religious exclamations.

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SUBSTANCE USE - People are shown drinking wine in a few scenes, and a man drinks a beer. A man talks about doing drugs and alcohol (he apparently stopped).

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Music industry, has-beens, fame, destiny, competition, disappointment, failure, desperation, passion, pandering, hypochondria, melody vs. lyrics, fate, Buddhism, using someone else's life as fodder for fiction, plagiarism, falling in love, fear, infidelity, embarrassment.
MESSAGE - Life is not a fairytale but there can still be happy endings.
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