Title - 'Margot at the Wedding' (Lakeshore Records)
Artist - Various
The soundtrack to 'Margot At The Wedding' is a diverse on for sure and features tracks by such bands as Dinosaur Jr., Alice Cooper, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Blondie, Karen Dalton and Donovan. A rather excellent and tastefully chosen mix of songs to be sure, but does it all come together to work in harmony?
For the most part yes it does work. One song we love is from '70s soft-rock singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop entitled "On and On." And where there is no real score music to this film, Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips (whose "Nothern Blue" track is also featured on the soundtrack) acted as the film's music consultants.
The film stars Academy Award®-winner Nicole Kidman as Margot Zeller, a savagely bright, razor-tongues writer who creates chaos wherever she goes. She and her son Claude (newcomer Zane Pais) set off on a surprise journey to the wedding of her estranged, free-spirited sister Pauline (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and her unemployed artist-fiancé Malcolm (Jack Black).
Music Supervisor George Drakoulias and Noah Baumbach put together a collection of songs heer that mimic the havoc created by Margot and her relationship with, well, everyone when she returns to her childhood home. Some of those stand out tracks include Jorma Kaukonen's "Genesis," Blondie's "Sunday Girl," "Clair" from Gilbert O’Sullivan, and "Teen Angel" from Donovan.