14 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This dysfunctional family/road movie by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris was one of '06's most delightfully skewed comic treats. Its soundtrack is no less inventive, complimenting the film's human foibles and left-field laughs with an impressive feat of musical alchemy, teaming Canadian film scorer/new age artist Mychael Danna with eclectic Denver indie outfit Devotchka for the bulk of the score. The unlikely teaming's evocative, cabaret-meets-Morricone conceits bring a stately focus to their collaborations, while never hampering the muse of either artist. Contemporary singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens also contributes a pair of smart performances whose arrangements are well-synced to the Danna/Devotchka musical axis, while Tony Tisdale's "Catwalkin'" and a slinky remix of Rick James' "Superfreak" give the collection welcome doses of club-savvy sass and pop kitsch relief.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This dysfunctional family/road movie by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris was one of '06's most delightfully skewed comic treats. Its soundtrack is no less inventive, complimenting the film's human foibles and left-field laughs with an impressive feat of musical alchemy, teaming Canadian film scorer/new age artist Mychael Danna with eclectic Denver indie outfit Devotchka for the bulk of the score. The unlikely teaming's evocative, cabaret-meets-Morricone conceits bring a stately focus to their collaborations, while never hampering the muse of either artist. Contemporary singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens also contributes a pair of smart performances whose arrangements are well-synced to the Danna/Devotchka musical axis, while Tony Tisdale's "Catwalkin'" and a slinky remix of Rick James' "Superfreak" give the collection welcome doses of club-savvy sass and pop kitsch relief.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 Ratings

berkaferk91 ,

beautiful film. extroardinary soundtrack.

i saw a free screening of this movie at hillcrest a couple of nights ago, and may i just say that this i the best movie i've ever seen. honest, real, hilarious, heart-felt, the whole audience was crying, laughing, clapping, and cheering. this soundtrack fits perfeclty with the movie, and everytime you listen to it, a big smile will sweep across your face. buy the album and you will not be disappointed. see the movie and you will be obsessed.

Film Master ,

Little Miss Sunshine

Excellent soundtrack. The various artists on this soundtrack (mainly Devotchka) is superb. I highly recommend this soundtrack. Excellent film and excellent soundtrack. Buy it now.

rockyracoon1940 ,

best soundtrack of the year..maybe

The Movie was no doubt one of the best movies of the year. If you see it twice you really appreciate the music. It goes perfectly with the movie. Great soundtrack and great movie.

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