Look, we’re easy: We’ve been eagerly anticipating the forthcoming pop star film Teen Spirit ever since we heard Elle Fanning bust out some Robyn in one of the previews. But Vanyaland Film Editor Nick Johnston was fairly disappointed with it when he caught a screening last fall at Toronto International Film Festival, and we’re pretty much disappointed by everything these days.
But Elle Fanning!
But all this pink pizzazz and razzmatazz!
Well, as Teen Spirit gets set for a Friday (April 12) opening in select theaters, we’re getting fucking excited again, because here comes Fanning with an original song for the film, a certified springtime bop that was co-written by Carly Rae Jepsen, Jack Antonoff and Tavish Crowe.
Hold me closer tiny Fanning!
Anyway, this glistening pop cruiser is called “Wildflowers,” and it kneels and jumps and swings with all the grand ambition of a kid on the brink of stardom. With music like this — in the film Fanning also covers Ellie Goulding (“Lights”), Annie Lennox (“Little Bird”), Tegan and Sara (“I Was A Fool”) and Sigrid (“Don’t Kill My Vibe”) — we don’t care if the movie sucks because it’s already one of our favorite movies of all time.