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Sunday, March 09, 2008

"Once" - Movie Review



So I finally watched the movie "Once".

I have to admit I didn't rush to check this film out,I just thought, (incorrectly) that the film looked like some kind of romantic comedy and a chick flick.

But after watching the Oscars and witnessing how their performance and acceptance speech were the highlights of the entire evening I decided to give it a shot.

I'm glad I did.

Never in my wildest dreams would I think that it would land on my list of favorite films of last year.

It's basically one of the best movies that I've seen this.... or any year.

Great music, touching, simple story.

Truthful, moving performances by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Fine direction by John Carney.

No hollywood bullshit, or cheesy themes...just great art.

The movie honestly feels like catching lightening in a bottle.

What's interesting is that.... it's stayed with me. I can't stop thinking about it. I've watched it now four times....another time with the commentary.

I have to admit...I'm a sucker for great music.

I've been constantly listening to the soundtrack, as well as Glen Hansard's band "The Frames", and his album inspired by the film "The Swell Season" in my car, at work, at home.

I'm obsessed.

A special film. Check it out as soon as you can.



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