New York Film Locations

Music and Lyrics (2007)

Last Updated: Oct 2019

In New York, the washed-up singer Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant)has a decadent career singing his old hits in amusement parks, school reunions or dinner parties to survive. In the 80's, he was a successful singer of the band POP with Collin Thompson, but when his partner split, his solo-career was a complete failure. His manager and friend Chris Riley schedules a meeting with the successful teen singer Cora Corman (Haley Bennett) and Alex has a chance to be promoted in a show if he delivers a new song for Cora's concert in the end of the week. Alex has difficulties to put lyrics in his melody, but he accidentally discovers Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore), who is temporarily watering his plants and proves to be a sensitive poet and efficient lyricist. Their song is approved by Cora, but they disagree about her interpretation, while they fall in love for each other.

Alex Fletcher's Apartment, 201 West 72nd Street and Broadway, Manhattan.


Faust Harrison Pianos, 207 West 58th Street and 7th Avenue, Manhattan.


Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza (8th Avenue & 33rd Street) Manhattan.

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG and known colloquially as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. It is also the name of the entity which owns the arena and several of the professional sports franchises which play there. There have been four incarnations of the arena: the first two were located at the northeast corner of Madison Square (Madison Avenue and 26th Street) from which the arena derived its name. Subsequently a 17,000-seat Garden (opened December 15, 1925) was built at 50th Street and 8th Avenue, and the current Garden, which opened February 14, 1968, is at 8th Avenue btw 31st and 33rd Streets, situated on top of Pennsylvania Station. One Penn Plaza stands at the side.


Sophie's Workplace, 694 3rd Avenue and East 44th Street, Manhattan.


Book Shop, 206 Mercer Street and Bleecker Street, Manhattan.


City Bakery, 3 West 18th Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan.


La Fenice Restaurant, 2012 Broadway and West 69th Street, Manhattan.


Cora's Apartment, 173 Duane Street and Greenwich Street, Manhattan.



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