“Dicks: The Musical” is coming to your ears early ahead of the film’s release.
A24 Music dropped the single “All Love Is Love” today, September 12, from the TIFF breakout musical film “Dicks: The Musical.” The full 27-song soundtrack will debut October 6, with the film premiering in theaters September 29.
“Dicks: The Musical” marks the first musical for A24, with songs created by composers Marius de Vries (“Moulin Rouge!,” “La La Land”) and Karl Saint Lucy, and co-written by lead stars Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp.
The film follows two self-obsessed businessmen (Jackson and Sharp) who discover they’re long-lost identical twins and come together to plot the reunion of their eccentric divorced parents, in a riotously funny and depraved musical from comedy icon Larry Charles. The film is based on the original musical stage play “F***ing Identical Twins.”
The song “All Love Is Love” is performed by Jackson, Sharp, Bowen Yang, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, and vocalist Lauren Evans. Megan Thee Stallion is additionally featured on the film’s soundtrack.
Actor Yang recalled onstage during TIFF that co-star Mullally jokingly warned that the entire “Dicks” cast would receive “death threats” for pushing the boundaries of comedy in the film.
“There was a moment when we were shooting the final scene, when we were singing, doing take after take,” Yang said. “Megan Mullally went over to the boys and said, ‘You guys are going to get death threats.’ And then she turned to me, and she was like, ‘We’re all going to get death threats.’”
IndieWire critic David Ehrlich praised the film’s soundtrack for being “all credible Broadway riffs that the cast belts out with aplomb; it’s impressive that Jackson and Sharp can hold their own against Lane and Mullally, and their enthusiasm compensates whenever their range falls short.”
Ehrlich continued, “And when enthusiasm alone can no longer keep the ship afloat, sheer audacity rides to the rescue, as ‘Dicks’ ends with an inevitable but satisfying eruption of bad behavior that feels so good — one that leaves you wondering just how much funnier and more transgressive this movie could have been had it allowed itself to go that hard from the start.”
Listen to “All Love Is Love” here.