Music and Lyrics l 63% Rotten TomatoesA washed-up pop icon (Hugh Grant) and an aspiring writer (Drew Barrymore) try to churn out a chart-topping hit for a teen pop sensation. Grant and Barrymore as a couple isn't the first thing you think of for a romantic comedy, but they have nice chemistry here. The former is the sarcastic cynic who kinda has a heart of gold, and the former gets to be her adorable comedic self. The story is cliche, but it's a fun little movie. And the soundtrack is super catchy.
Just Friends l 42% Rotten Tomatoes
Chris (Ryan Reynolds) was once friend-zoned by his "out of his league" best friend Jamie (Amy Smart) in high school, and moves out of his small town to become a major record producer. When he and a crazy singer (Anna Faris) accidentally end back up in his hometown, he's kind of an asshole to Jamie but ends up getting her anyways. It's not great on the romance, but Reynolds and Faris are hysterical. And, it's a miracle if the Forgiveness song doesn't get stuck in your head.