Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Movie Review: Once

starring Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

This is a story of a Guy and a Girl. Guy is a struggling musician who sings on the street corner for money. During the day, he sings songs that people know, but at night, when the crowd is scarce, he sings songs that he has written himself. Girl is an immigrant from the Czech Republic who sells flowers for a living but has an aptitude for playing the piano. She sees Guy every day and enjoys his music, but one night she happens to see him singing his own song and realizes how talented he really is.

After Guy finishes singing, Girl strikes up a conversation with him, and they soon develop an unique friendship that revolves around music.

The characters in this movie do not have names because the story of Guy and Girl is secondary to the music they sing. The songs are beautiful and that alone makes the movie worth watching. Sure, you can get the soundtrack CD but I think the back story compliments the songs.

Conclusion: I highly recommend watching this movie, particularly if you are a fan of music. And if my review doesn't convince you, here is a video of one of the songs they sing in the movie:

Go Rent It.


Vickie said...

I don't think I remember this movie, but the song IS nice.

Brian Miller said...

nice. i definitely want to see it!

Kristina P. said...

I have been wanting to see this movie! Thanks for the review.

Kelly said...

We love this movie!! I am glad you liked it.

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Jenners said...

I never even heard of this movie but it sounds interesting.