>> Sunday, January 24, 2010
A great soundtrack can make the movie. Who didn't want to see Pineapple Express with MIA's Paperplanes in the advertisement? Or, who didn't feel like their life had changed when Frou Frou's Let Go came on in Garden State? Some directors make music the heart of their movies like Cameron Crowe. Others don't recognize the importance of a well-placed, well-chosen song.
Yes, it's a dorky movie and sadly I love it on Saturday mornings when nothing else is on (whatever happened to Saturday Morning Cartoons?) Despite the maybe less than Academy Award winning movie this movie has a great mix of 80's hits! Liz Phair, Madonna, and Talking Heads round out this awesome throw back soundtrack.
Yes, this is a little unique as it is all Eddie Vedder, but still it is an awesome soundtrack that pairs well with this film. I really appreciate the different sound Eddie Vedder brings to these songs, like you can really imagine yourself all out on your own, free, but alone.
So the obvious thing here is that I love this movie but you may notice that the rest of this list is quite absent of Drew Barrymore movies. I don't blame Drew but she's not so much known for amazing movie soundtracks in her films. This one is an exception. A full album full of fun, warm-weather inspired love songs.
8. Pirate Radio (2009)
2. 500 Days of Summer (2009)