The entire film is about rebirth and rising from the ashes of a past life. This can only be done once you move on from your previous life, but Nelly is trapped by her past. Phoenix is full of powerful moments, but this one shows that she is free from the horrors of her past and ready to move forward. In the song, she sings about love and its fleeting nature. She is not only singing it to Johnny, but mainly to herself as a reminder. There is sadness in her voice, but also hope and a surprising amount of forgiveness. Author – Jon
To check out the full scene itself, go here. But beware, massive, massive spoilers to follow.
Sleeping with Other People – “Modern Love”- David Bowie
All things considered, this is a pretty inconsequential scene, but Leslye Headland’s film Sleeping with Other People deserves more love than it got. The scene mentioned when the two characters, Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) are tripping and go to their friend’s kid’s birthday party and cut loose to some David Bowie. It’s a silly scene, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun, it makes you smile and it showcases once again Brie and Sudeikis’s surprising amount of chemistry. Author – Allyson
Allyson is a New England based writer, who has been a film critic since 2012. She is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, and the Online Film Critics Society, along with being a Tomatometer approved critic on Rotten Tomatoes. Her writing can also be found at CambridgeDay.com, ThePlaylist.net, VagueVisages.com, RogerEbert.com, TheMarySue.com and elsewhere.