Monday, December 10, 2007

(12.10.07) Recommends:

The Soundtrack to Juno.

So we saw Juno last night. According to Wikipedia -- and if it's on Wikipedia, my goodness, that's good enough for us -- Juno is the story of "a teenager who discovers she's pregnant by her best friend, Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera). She then tries to give the child to a promising, suburban couple, Vanessa and Mark (Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman), but everything goes wrong." It opened in limited release Dec. 05 and opens nationwide Dec. 25. Most likely it will take the country by storm.

Two things that readers of this blog will notice immediately about the movie:
  1. It name-drops McSweeney's. Really.
  2. It has a killer soundtrack. Some will even go so far as to call it "quirky."
If it's quirky, you're thinking to yourself, than the Moldy Peaches must be involved somehow. And you'd be correct. The soundtrack relies heavily on ex-MPer Kimya Dawson. Additionally, you're looking at tracks by, among others, Belle + Sebastian, Cat Power and the Velvet Underground. Good stuff.

We imagine Anyone Else But You will be the song most closely associated with the movie.

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