Monday Movie Music Moment

Alright, ladies – grab a tissue. Now, I’m not entirely sure if anyone remembers this movie, which was released in 2004 – but personally, I was a huge fan. With a rather interesting storyline and some decent actors, Wicker Park also had one of the most bang-on soundtracks of the past decade. Released around the time of Garden State, Lost in Translation and a few other doozies, I remember finding myself overwhelmed with new music to pounce on.

Here’s the (spoiler!) final scene from Wicker Park, a film that follows Josh Hartnett as a lovesick puppy who’s heartbroken after the woman of his dreams supposedly picks up and leaves without any explanation, despite the fact that they’re in the prime of their passionate relationship. The film documents a confused Hartnett “moving on” with his life as much as he can, until signs of his former flame begin to surface, and he starts searching relentlessly to find out why she left – unraveling a ploy of obsession and deceit that’s deliberately kept them apart. A film that’s equal parts thinker and romantic-drama, my enjoyment boils down to the final scene.

The main reason I fell in love? This scene and the use of one of everyone’s favourite tear-jerker ballads, “The Scientist” by Coldplay. In the last scene, when the two lovers realize why they’ve been kept apart and they finally find each other again to the pretty piano of this timeless love song – I melt. If this doesn’t warm your heart on a gloomy Monday, I don’t know what will. Take it away, Coldplay.

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About Jess Huddleston

Jess (@JessHuddles) is the music mama and song savvy nut of in a nutshell. Since she was young, Jess has noticed new acts, harassed people to find out what tune is playing and asked everyone to repeat themselves because she's plugged in. After completing a journalism degree at Carleton University, Jess stepped into the world of communications, music publicity and magazine writing, while still making time each day to share sounds. Although this funny gal also has a strong passion for fashion and all things pop culture, you're most likely to hear her rave that a particular song or album will "change your life." * Bad Habit: Smart Food. * Favourite Food: Avocado everything. * Favourite Restaurant: La Carnita. * Wine of Choice: Merlot. * Favourite Band/Artist(s): The Boss, Ryan Adams, The Walkmen, Band of Horses. * Favourite Song: All Springsteen songs, "Sweet Thing" by Van Morrison, “Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John, "I Go To The Barn" by Band of Horses and "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding. * Fashion Icon: Emily Weiss. * Favourite Movie: Only You, Forrest Gump, The Departed. * TV series: Breaking Bad or Friends. * Sport: Basketball and Soccer. * Team: Duke... but, realistically, Florida. * Blackberry or Iphone: iPhone. * Favourite Books: The Great Gatsby, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and all Kerouac.

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