We could all use a bit of sunshine this winter! This week, we revisit Little Miss Sunshine, featuring score by Michael Danna and music by DeVotchKa! Mychael’s score to Alias Grace received an EMMY® Nomination last year, also released on Lakeshore Records. The classic film starring the ensemble cast Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano and Alan Arkin earned two Academy Awards including Best Actor, Alan Arkin and Best Original Screenplay! The film also earned the Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress Nomination for Abigail Breslin.
In this edition, we take this time to appreciate Little Miss Sunshine, featuring one of our favorite on-screen moms, Toni Collette! The soundtrack released by Lakeshore Records back in 2006 features score by Alias Grace composer Mychael Danna, music by DeVotchKa, Sofjan Stevens, Tony Tisdale and Rick James! The album earned Mychael Danna and DeVotchKa GRAMMY® nominations, plus two Academy Award® wins for the film.
This year, we have a mother of a movie picks list for your Mother’s Day viewing pleasure! Our favorite moms include Norma Bates (played by Vera Farmiga) from the EMMY®-nominated A&E series, “Bates Motel”, and Grace and Frankie (played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, respectively) from the EMMY-nominated Netflix comedy series. Also see below for several more movie viewing suggestions. What is your Mother’s Day pick?
There are so many movies to choose from, but here are our picks for this year’s Mother’s Day viewing pleasure, based on endearing family stories and featuring music by acclaimed composers and hit makers we love. Which film will you see?
Blake Lively is captivating as Adaline, a 29-year-old who survives a near-death experience and from that day on, never grows older. Adaline guards her secret and her heart for eight decades until a charming philanthropist (Michiel Huisman) and his parents (Harris Ford and Kathy Baker) force Adaline to confront her destiny in this unforgettable tale about the timeless power of love. Score by Rob Simonsen.
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The Age Of Adaline (Original Motion Picture Score): iTunes | Buy CD
The Age Of Adaline (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
Little Miss Sunshine (rent it on iTunes) is about a dysfunctional family who races across the country in a VW bus to get their little girl (Abigail Breslin) into a beauty pageant finals. The film won two Academy Awards® including Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin. The soundtrack featuring music by Mychael Danna and DeVotchKa received a Grammy nomination.
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Little Miss Sunshine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Download | Buy CD
Academy Award®-nominees Annette Bening and Julianne Moore star in this funny, smart and vibrant portrait of a modern American family. Nic (Bening) and Jules (Moore) are your average suburban couple raising their two teens, Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutchinson), in Southern California. But when the kids secretly track down their “donor dad,” Paul (Mark Ruffalo), an unexpected new chapter begins for everyone as family ties are defined, re-defined and then re-re-defined. Fall in love with the big-hearted comedy that critics have called “one of the best fils of the year!”
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The Kids Are All Right (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Download | Buy CD
Expecting also stars Radha Mitchell as “Lizzie,” who has given up trying to conceive after years of trying with her husband, until her best friend Andie (played by Michelle Monaghan), gets pregnant unexpectedly. Score by Mark Kilian.
I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (Rent It Here: iTunes)
Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessical Parker of SEX AND THE CITY FRANCHISE) is a finance executive who manages the ultimate balancing act between work and her adoring family. With the support of her best friend and fellow working mother Allison (Christina Hendricks of TV’s MAD MEN), Kate generally manages to keep her out-of-work husband Richard (Greg Kenner of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE), two young children and colleagues happy. But life gets difficult when she lands a lucrative new account that requires frequent travel, at the same time Richard receives a job offer he can’t refuse. Further complicating matters are her ambitious, child-phobic junior associate Momo (Olivia Munn of TV’s PERFECT COUPLES) and new business partner Jack (Pierce Brosnan of MAMMA MIA!, JAMES BOND FRANCHISE), who becomes an unexpected source of temptation. Based on the novel by Allison Pearson. Score by Aaron Zigman.
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I Don’t Know How She Does It (Original Motion Picture Score): iTunes | Buy CD
I Don’t Know How She Does It (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): iTunes | Buy CD
We’ve featured Lakeshore Records vinyl releases all April in celebration of this year’s Record Store Day, and here are five soundtracks highlighted you may have missed this week – see the links below for details. Whether you’re a die-hard or occasional vinyl collector, we’ve got something for you. Watch our album preview and music video playlist of all the featured soundtracks on vinyl!
Which albums do you have? Let us know in the comments below.