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Soundtrack review – It’s complicated (Hans Zimmer – 2009)

“It’s complicated” is a romantic comedy starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. It is one of the shortest and lightest Hans Zimmer scores. He worked on this one with his frequent collaborator Heitor Parreira.

You get what you expect in a score like this. Feel good music with just that small dose of melancholy usual on a romantic comedy. “It’s complicated” reminded me a lot of Alan Silvestri’s score for “Serendipty”. Comedy is probably the only genre where I like to hear the guitar, and Heitor Pareira delivers. He’s the reason this score doesn’t fall in the generic or boring category. It is short, it is sweet and it is fresh. Don’t expect anything heavy or pretentious, don’t expect a theme. Just some light acoustic guitar motifs, refreshing like a cool lemonade on a summer afternoon.

Cue rating: 60 / 100

Total minutes of excellence: 0 / 16

Album excellence : 0%

 

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Mihnea Manduteanu

I have been listening to film music for 25 years and writing about it since 2014. I've written over 1000 reviews and I can't imagine myself doing anything else. I am also a member of IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association).

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