It’s usually pretty simple to match a movie to its genre by its soundtrack. Dark ominous tones? It’s probably a horror flick. Carefree pop songs? Odds are it’s a romantic comedy. Lots of violin? I can only guess a depressing drama. But when it comes to Wes Anderson’s “romantic comedy-drama” Moonrise Kingdom, it’s difficult to speculate about what kind of music could possibly bridge the gap between multiple genres in such different style of movie.
For those of you who still think that this is just a chick flick I’d like you to take a moment and realize that in doing so you’re ultimately robbing the entire male population of a few pretty great things: a) Fat Amy, b) a completely inaccurate but thoroughly entertaining look at Freshman year of college, c) some seriously over-the-top hilarity, and d) the music, which is ultimately what convinced me that everyone should break out into song in public places much more often.