The multi-talented Maggie Gyllenhaal makes her recording debut with several outstanding performances alongside tracks from Calexico for award-winning writer-director Don Roos’ quirky new film HAPPY ENDINGS. Standout songs by Greyboy and the Black Heart Procession also help weave the lives of assorted characters together throughout the film.
Also starring in a much-lauded role in the film, Maggie Gyllenhaal, sings three songs on the soundtrack, including Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" plus two original tunes. Her vocal performance has been given tremendous praise by numerous critics, touting her ability to croon songs relevant to her character within the film, that also stand on their own on the soundtrack.
Gyllenhaal's breakthrough performance in the provocative, controversial film SECRETARY earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best actress, and put her on the map as a gifted and acclaimed talent. Since then, she has appeared a number of films including ADAPTATION, CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND and MONA LISA SMILE, as well as the Tony Kushner play Homebody/Kabul.
Tucson, Arizona-based Calexico’s musical roots are planted in Southwestern American and Mexican culture, and soak up influence through the Americas, Africa and around the world. Since 1996, their mellow, desert-rock sounds have found a growing fanbase, and collaborations include work with musicians such as Richard Buckner, Lisa Germano, Vic Chesnutt, Neko Case and Victoria Williams.
HAPPY ENDINGS is the latest film from writer-director Don Roos (THE OPPOSITE OF SEX, BOUNCE), whose burgeoning film career has earned him the respect of critics and fans alike. HAPPY ENDINGS opened the 2005 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, and features an ensemble cast including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Coogan, Lisa Kudrow, Laura Dern, Jason Ritter, Tom Arnold, Bobby Cannavale and Jesse Bradford. The Lions Gate release is now on DVD.
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