“Silent Sigh” by Badly Drawn Boy was featured on the Soundtrack to the 2002 Film, About a Boy. The Song reached #16 on the UK Singles Chart, in 2002. Badly Drawn Boy did all the Music for the Film, and this Track, as well as “Something To Talk About” is the two most recognizable from the Movie, to me.
“Silent Sigh” by Badly Drawn Boy
from the album, About A Boy Soundtrack
I love the melancholic feel of the Song that is also tinged with a dreamy quality that gifts it with a dose of hope, too. I think about the Movie and the story within. How there are loneliness and sadness, and depression there. But, how there is also laughter, and love, and ultimately hope. This Song fits so perfectly, to me, with the mood and tone of the Film, which is one of my favorites.
The Movie, About a Boy is based on the novel of the same name written by Nick Hornby. The Book and the Film are both favorites of mine. The movie was produced by Jane Rosenthal, Robert DeNiro, Brad Epstein, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner. It was adapted to screen and directed by brothers Chris and Paul Weitz. It starred Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, and a very young Nicholas Hoult.
Hearing this Song today makes me want to throw in my copy of the Movie and watch it, or grab the book off the shelf and give in a re-read. I do really feel like this Song, and the others by Badly Drawn Boy, were a genius choice to accompany this story.
What do you think?