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Hit & Run is a comedy about a young couple (played by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard) that risks it all when they leave their small town life and embark on a road trip that may lead them towards the opportunity of a lifetime. Their fast-paced road trip grows awkwardly complicated and hilarious when they are chased by a friend from the past (Bradley Cooper), a federal marshal (Tom Arnold) and a band of misfits. The soundtrack features songs by Detroit pianist Bob Mervak (featured in Ides of March), Pete Townsend, Allen Toussaint, Dazz Band, Lou Rawls, and Ishmael Jingo...
As I've stated numerous times before, I'm not a huge fan of this sort of soundtrack. The net is thrown wide as far as musical tastes go, but in the end the tracks collected here probably work best played for a short blast in the movie than they do listened to in isolation.
In the case of the music chosen for Hit & Run (which is comprised of 14 tracks with a running time of 44 min, 52 sec), there's nothing here that I would voluntarily want to listen to again.
The opening track, 'Fever', just goes on an on, easily outstaying its welcome. Of interest, but not that much, is the reworking of the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory song 'Pure Imagination' sung here by Lou Rawls; John Martyn's '70s single 'Over the Hill' (which Mike and the Mechanics '80s single 'The Living Years' was obviously inspired by); and Pete Townsend's very cheesy 'Let My Love Open the Door'.
If you totally loved the film and were a fan of the music chosen then you'll love this soundtrack. I can't see it appealing to anyone else.
01 - 'Fever' - Ishmael Jingo
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