According to Juno director Jason Reitman, when he asked Ellen Page what sort of music she thought the title character she plays listened to, she responded “the Moldy Peaches” without hesitation. Thankfully, he had the good sense to listen to her and got the Peaches’ Kimya Dawson to contribute original songs to the soundtrack. Otherwise, it would likely have been loaded up with other lame covers by Sonic Youth and Cat Power and even more irrelevant oldies by the Kinks, Buddy Holly and Mott the Hoople than it has now.
Page and co-star Michael Cera sing the Moldy Peaches tune Anyone Else But You for the charming closer, which appears here along with the better original, which you can find on the Moldy Peaches’ fab self-titled Rough Trade debut. Page deserves points.