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Original Soundtrack - American Girl

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Uma Thurman  A Few Words From The Bride  buy on itunes
Promise Ring  American Girl  buy on itunes
Everclear  American Girl  buy on itunes
Boom Town Rats  She's So Modern  buy on itunes
Rich Kids  Rich Kids  buy on itunes
Fat Truckers  Teenage Daughter (plays throughout the school day)  buy on itunes
Buzzcocks  Ever Fallen In Love (Andy plays her Buzzcocks tape as she drives home)  buy on itunes
Buzzcocks  What Do I Get  buy on itunes
Fannypack  Hey Mami (At the obligatory party, the obligatory body-wind)  buy on itunes
Beastie Boys  Fight For Your Right To Party (As Andy leaves the party, fraught that Diane is with quarterback Jack)  buy on itunes
Public Enemy  Party For Your Right To Fight (blaring from a black Escalade that tries to pick up Andy on her walk home)  buy on itunes
Cure  10.15 Satuday Night (Andy at home alone)  buy on itunes
Joe Jackson  Is She Really Going Out With Him (montage of school shots - Andy watching love's young dream)  buy on itunes
Ladytron  He Took Her To A Movie  buy on itunes
Richard Hell  Blank Generation (Andy cuts off her hair and punks it up to reflect her rejection of Diane's world. A world that has already rejected her)  buy on itunes
Blondie  Rip Her To Shreds (Reinvented Andy's first day at school)  buy on itunes
Fat Truckers  Anorexic Robot (Obligatory cafeteria dispute)  buy on itunes
Keane  Somewhere Only We Know (The two girls begin to relate to each other ...)  buy on itunes
X Ray Spex  The Day The World Turned Day Glo (Diane reinvents herself in Andy's punk image, shocks the clique and almost brings about the collapse of western civilization)  buy on itunes
Soft Boys  I Want To Be An Anglepoise Lamp (Happy daze for Andy and Diane)  buy on itunes
Undertones  Teenage Kicks (They make plans for college together)  buy on itunes
Promise Ring  Make Me A Mix Tape (Andy is the happiest girl in the world)  buy on itunes
Lucksmiths  There Is A Light That Never Goes Out ( Diane dumps her for Harvard, for respectability and for quarterback Jack)  buy on itunes
Seelenluft  I Can See Clearly Now (Andy drives her truck to the Evergreen University)  buy on itunes
Wreckless Eric   Whole Wide World (End credits)  buy on itunes
Juliana Hatfield  Swan Song (The bit you only see if you wait behind. Fast forward ten years. Andy is a happy success. Diane is married to Jack, and taking a highly deliberate overdose. Her note reads: 'Dear Jack, I hate you. Love Diane'.  buy on itunes

Comment:

This was supposed to be the final high school movie in the series that consisted of "Sixteen Candles", "Breakfast Club", "Pretty In Pink" and "Some Kind Of Wonderful". But under pressure from a studio that felt uncomfortable with the central relationship in the movie and was able to argue coherently that "American Girl" was just too close in conception to the admittedly very similar "Pink" and "Wonderful", John Hughes pulled the plug and went off to make "Uncle Buck" instead

However, the screenplay for "American Girl" remains intact. And although the movie is unlikely ever to get made, I see no reason to let reality interfere in the construction of a really fun fantasy mix.

I would have cast Mary-Kate and Ashley in the lead roles, but I though the lesbian incest mindfield might have put them off. Obviously, the Duff girls wouldn't've cared about that, but I really needed people who could actually act. So instead I've given the twins supporting roles, and gone for a couple of real actors for the leads. I've also given Winona and Mary Stuart Masterson cameo roles as members of the teaching faculty.


Of course, it's an obvious story really.

Andy, the mousey girl from the wrong side of the tracks, is having a hard time at Shermer High School. Ostracised by the cliques, she develops a crush on Diane - the Spoiled Cheerleader of legend - with ultimately tragic consequences ... now read on ... dot ... dot ... dot ...

The movie opens with a scene reminiscent of "Ferris Bueller". A darkened bedroom. The silence broken by an alarm clock that talks. Andy (Thora Birch) awakens to Uma Thurman's opening speech from "Kill Bill 2". As she drags herself reluctantly out of bed, we see she has an Uma with sword poster on her bedroom door. The Promise Ring's "American Girl" provides the background as the disgruntled Andy prepares herself for school. And cut to Diane (Scarlett Johansson) dressing in time to the Everclear cover of Tom Petty's "American Girl" ... ... as Andy leaves her house and climbs into her beat-up old pickup, the Boom Town Rats ironically compliment her on her three year old wardrobe from Ross ... as Diane eases her pretty red sportscar onto the road, the Rich Kids keep her company ... all the way through the flocks of her friends at school - who ignore Andy as she trails behind Diane - to their neighbouring lockers ...
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life with the lions
Date: 8/27/2004
wow! you really put a lot of time and effort into this, which makes it a good mix automatically. and although thora birch might have already been seen grooving to "what do i get" in Ghost World, i'm sure the audience watching this movie would not know that...
it sounds like someone's bought ladytron's "softcore jukebox". oh, and "whole wide world" would certainly be a perfect end credits song.
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locovinagre
Date: 8/27/2004
perfect.
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Nicholas Vegas
Date: 8/27/2004
Looks like a Pilot to an Soap Opera to me. Great Work . Great Mix .

NV
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Saaf
Date: 8/27/2004
Imagination is a powerful deceiver.
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bingsy
Date: 8/28/2004
Yay! A lesbian John Hughes movie. Good choice to not use the twins. Can't picture wither of them fans of the bride.
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Chongo
Date: 8/28/2004
Whoa. That's awesome. This movie needs to be made, and with this very soundtrack.

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