Two months before filming Juno, director Jason Reitman asked actress Ellen Page what music she thought Juno would listen to. "The Moldy Peaches!" she shouted, and within minutes she downloaded their songs onto his computer. The framework of the soundtrack was thus conceived.
The soundtrack is quirky and fresh like the movie, portraying a certain feeling of innocence with an edge. The artists are a mixture of old and new, with songs included from the Kinks, Buddy Holly and Sonic Youth. Kimya Dawson of the Moldy Peaches frequently sings solo, and with her other band the Antsy Pants, on the soundtrack. Composer Mateo Messina based the film's score on Dawson's music. Actors Ellen Page and Michael Cera sing the Moldy Peaches song "Anyone Else But You" in the end of the movie as well as the soundtrack. Their innocent voices and amateur guitar playing leave the listener with a warm, fuzzy feeling that resonates long after the film credits have finished rolling. 4 stars