Friday, July 3, 2020
Home Movies Max Minghella Brings "Don't Kill My Vibe" Work Ethic To 'Teen Spirit'

Max Minghella Brings “Don’t Kill My Vibe” Work Ethic To ‘Teen Spirit’

There are a ton of catchy songs featured in Teen Spirit, but the one that really stood out for me was Elle Fanning’s take on the Sigrid song “Don’t Kill My Vibe.” During the Teen Spirit interviews, I asked Minghella about why he chose that track for a pivotal point in the movie.

Elle Fanning stars in Max Minghella’s TEEN SPIRIT
Photo courtesy of LD Entertainment & Bleecker Street.

Set in the Isle of Wight, Teen Spirit centers on Violet (Elle Fanning), an introspective teen who enters a local singing competition to pursue her pop star dreams. Zlatko Buric is Vlad, an ex-opera singer who spends more time with alcohol than people. Vlad ultimately becomes her manager, and their unlikely partnership, as well as Violet’s determined ambition to change her life, powers Teen Spirit.

With songs from Robyn, Ellie Goulding, Annie Lennox, No Doubt, and Carly Rae Jepsen at his disposal, Minghella has an array of tunes to breathe a ton of energy into his narrative. It was Sigrid’s “Don’t Kill My Vibe,” in my opinion, that really struck home for me. More importantly, it evoked a personal response from Max Minghella during one fateful evening:



“It was just one of those moments, it was like the middle of the night, I strolled into my house,” said Minghella. “My Sonos was on. I was feeling very defeated – at the end of my tethers – thinking this movie was never going to happen, and this song came on, and it really spoke not only to how I was feeling in that moment in my real life but also how I felt Violet was probably feeling at that moment in the movie.”

Check out the video below for Minghella’s complete answer:

Teen Spirit, executive produced by Jamie Bell, opens in theaters April 12.

Greg Srisavasdihttps://deepestdream.com
I've been a movie reviewer/interview since 1991 (as a UCLA Daily Bruin scribe), worked at Westwood One, Deepest Dream owner, co-editor of Hollywood Outbreak, podcast co-host of "CinemAddicts" and "Matt and Greg Used To Interview Movie Stars." I can be reached at editor@deepestdream.com for inquiries or whatever the case may be!

Feel Free To Comment!!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Popular

Review: ‘Nobody Knows I’m Here’ With Jorge Garcia Is An “Indie Gem”

Now streaming on Netflix, Nobody Knows I’m Here is a promising feature debut by Gaspar Antillo. The film centers around Memo,...

David Zayas Talks ‘Force of Nature’ Production And ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ Memories

Actor David Zayas (Dexter, Body Cam) is the main antagonist in the Puerto Rico set action thriller Force of Nature. John...

Suzi Quatro Premieres ‘Suzi Q’ With Cherie Currie And Kathy Valentine

Suzi Quatro's artistic legacy is in full display with the compelling and uncompromising documentary Suzi Q. Folks who pre-order the film...

Actress And World Traveler Stephanie Cayo Reflects On ‘Force of Nature’ Experience

Actress Stephanie Cayo stars in Force of Nature as Jess, an enthusiastic and duty driven cop who is trying her best...

Recent Comments