Juno: Loved both the film, and its use of music. While it may have seemed a bit out of place in terms of the overall mood of the music used throughout the film (see the soundtrack here), I personally loved the inclusion of Sonic Youth’s cover of “Superstar.” As a musical set piece, for those in the know, it conveyed more about Jason Bateman’s character, and where he was in his life, than 15 pages of script could have. A late-thirties holdover from the early ’90s ‘alt-rock’ heyday.
For those unfamiliar with the track’s lineage, it was the highlight of the uneven, early ’90s, Carpenters tribute compilation If I Were A Carpenter. That being said, Sonic Youth’s rendition of the tune was so good it, alone, warranted the purchase. I know I still have my copy.