Hoot: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Jimmy Buffett recorded a variety of songs for this CD, including a duet with Allen Jackson of the classic hit “Barefootin,” some great covers: Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” and Bruce Cockburn’s “Wondering Where The Lions Are,” a new version of his own “Floridays” and an original tune “Good Guys Win,” written especially for the movie by long time Buffett songwriting partners Coral Reefers, Mac McAnally, and Roger Guth.
Maroon 5, Toots and the Maytals, G Love And Special Sauce and Brie Larson, among others also contribute tracks.
Unfortunately, Roy’s first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn’t been sinking his thumbs into Roy’s temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is intriguing: he was running away from the school bus, carried no books, and-here’s the odd part-wore no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy’s trail. The chase introduces him to potty-trained alligators, a fake-fart champion, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco-avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes with unnaturally sparkling tails.
Roy has most definitely arrived in Carl Hiaasen’s Florida.
The natural beauties of Florida find some young champions in Hoot, based on the young adult novel by satirical crime writer Carl Hiaasen. While trying to resist being bullied on the school bus, Roy (Logan Lerman, Jack & Bobby) becomes intrigued by a barefoot boy running frantically along the sidewalk. As he investigates, Roy learns that a nearby construction site is a habitat for a protected species of burrowing owl and that a tough girl at his school named Beatrice (Brie Larson, Sleepover) has some connection with the barefoot boy, who has…