Per the credits which I stayed after to watch, the actors themselves played the original songs written by Beck, and they are the most resonant part of a film about resonance. If there were ever songs that made you want to be a bass player, these would be the ones. From the opening track of "We Are Sex Bob-Omb" through the final set piece, I was just blown away by the compositions. I ordered the soundtrack when I got home, which is fortunately very originals-heavy. An obvious choice in retrospect, Frank Black's "I Heard Ramona Sing" would have not been so much a sad omission as a crime if it hadn't been used for Ramona Flowers' introduction. I mean, if not in a film centrally about a boy's obsessive love for a girl named Ramona, when?
And while I'm definitely not a sucker for dudes with faux-blonde highlights, Brandon Routh's turn as Todd, the powerful Vegan ex, is perfectly understated and hilarious. Vegans, you see, gain their powers from an inflated sense of self-importance and moral superiority (kind of like a lot of religious folks), and his fight with Scott proves that power is tough to beat. Unfortunately for us in the real-world, the Vegan- (or god-) police aren't around when you need them.