Regardless of one's feelings about this film, it is nearly impossible not to appreciate the soundtrack, which is brilliant and nearly flawless. The first 'real' song is a restless, powerful piano and vocal piece by Tori Amos, reminiscent of her strongest 'fitful' writing and composing (i.e. pre-1997). This song, along with Pulp's brilliant and maddeningly catchy "Like a Friend" were probably the two most likely 'reason I bought this album' songs for many who own this CD. However, to isolate these two songs is to do an injustice to the overall cohesiveness and intelligence of the musical selection. The eclectic playlist does not seem the least bit contrived (The Grateful Dead, "Besame Mucho," and Chris Cornell all work pretty well together) and the thematic strengths of the many of the songs complement each other perfectly (hint: this is an all-time favorite wallowing-in-self-pity-because-of-unrequited-love album for many people I know). In general though, the soundtrack is energetic without being unnerving, catchy but not-quite sing-along, and all the tracks which slip by with tremendous kinetic energy are balanced by an almost equal number of mellower ones: buy this CD, recline in your favorite chair, and relax. It's active, non-drowsy listening without the mosh pit... as long as you keep your brother out of the room.