The collected songs from the film, Margot at the Wedding, are like a mix CD of good music, themed to fit a mood, and in this case, the storyline. But no matter how you shake it, the addition of unsung troubadour, Steve Forbert, always is a treat. So must have thought the compiler as they put two of them in here. “Romeo’s Tune” is Forbert’s best known song off of his second album, while the other Forbert tune (“Goin’ Down to Laurel”) comes off of his magnificent debut release. Both should lead people right to his albums, many of them quite good, although it is quite hard to beat his first two.
Margot at the Wedding uses in-depth characterization and good ole fashioned family dysfunction as a vehicle to discover the realm of finding out about ourselves. As we watch the interaction between the sisters and a fiancée of one of them, we unearth a range of emotions and personal discoveries. The songs in use on this soundtrack are a good complement to those scenes as they play forward.