settling the score

Settling the Score: Moonrise Kingdom

Settling the Score: Moonrise Kingdom

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.

Settling the Score: Pitch Perfect

Settling the Score: Pitch Perfect

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.

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