The soundtrack to Lisa Cholodenko's Sundance hit "The Kids Are All Right" has been announced and it's a pretty great mix of current indie rock bands (MGMT, Deerhoof, CSS, Fever Ray) and classics (X, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Leon Russell). Some new photos have been released on the film's Facebook page too.
The picture centers on a brother and sister (newcomer Josh Hutcherson and Mia Wasikowska) set out to find their same-sex parents' sperm donor (Mark Ruffalo), who totally upsets their family dynamic once he enters their lives.
While Lisa Cholodenko may have never directed a perfect picture, considering how many truly interesting ones she's made with their own charms ("High Art," "Laurel Canyon"), she's due to eventually hit one out of the park. She's always managed to score great casts, which one must presume is on the strength of her scripts and 'Kids' boasts some strong players on top of Ruffalo and Wasikowska in Julianne Moore and Annette Bening (the same sex parents) so we're expecting her to finally fulfill her promise. And by the sounds of all the praise heaped upon the film, she's really come up roses.
01. The Youth - MGMT
02. Black Country Rock - David Bowie
03. Sundown Syndrome - Tame Impala
04. When I Grow Up - Fever Ray
05. Out In The Woods - Leon Russell
06. Milk Man - Deerhoof
07. The New World - X
08. Same High - Uh Huh Her
09. Win - David Bowie
10. Slippin' - Quadron
11. All I Want - Joni Mitchell
12. Knife - CSS
13. Blues Alley - Geology ft. Yukimi Nagano
14. Galatea's Guitar - Gabor Szabo
15. Good Lovin' - Betty Wright
16. Blue Cash - Deerhoof
17. Fortune - Little Dragon