An unusual move for Tom Petty to score the music for the Edward Burns's film She's the One and then still turn it into a standard Tom Petty release. The inclusions of two versions of "Walls" and "Angel Dream" make it seem more like a movie soundtrack. But, at heart, the material is more classic Petty. "Grew Up Fast" and "Hope You Never" are perfect radio songs and Petty's cover of Beck's "Asshole" proves his anti-punk stance may finally be softening with a little help from producer Rick Rubin, whose ears have given Petty his most appealing production in years.
The album came about as a result of Petty's being invited to contribute a single song to the film's soundtrack. But Petty was so taken with the film that it quickly inspired a major bout of songwriting. What was supposed to be one song quickly became five and then became an entire album.