Imagine going to the movies, not knowing what movie is playing and then being confronted with Magnolia of more than three hours. In fact, it being so long I only realised this after watching it. One of the key ‘selling points’ is the music by Aimee Mann and Jon Brion. Aimee Mann’s low, nasal and somewhat flat (not as-in off key) supports the melancholy in the movie. it’s a very sad sad movie with very sad sad people. The opener One sets the mood for the entire soundtrack. Deathly eases in, but builds up to a very strong climax. Wise Up is yet another strong song. The Superramp tracks are OK, but are a bit misplaced imho.