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How often do you find the right person?
A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.
You ever listen to a song so beautiful and amazing that it just causes you to break down and cry?
Once has a lot of those songs.
Once is a perfect example of capturing lightning in a bottle...
I started 'Falling Slowly' for John Carney's Once the moment Glen Hansard's falsetto (like discovering Jeff Buckley or Thom Yorke all over again) and Markéta Irglová's eargasmic harmony sent chills down my spine in the films award winning soundtrack moment. This film is all about those moments that are only possible with shared experience through the power of music and the heart yearning for connection, and boy does it all play out in the right tune in this little Irish gem - a film that has somehow eluded me 'til now.
The film in all its simple elegance is many things; a portrait of emerging raw talent, a delicate…
”It’s you I love.”
Two non-professional actors. A few heartfelt songs and a budget of just 112,000$. That’s all director John Carney needs to construct a miraculous collection of human emotions that tend to break your heart or uplift you depending on how you like to connect with the characters and the overall atmosphere of the film. With its unimaginable simplicity Once reaches the heights that many movies so desperately try to achieve with multi million dollar budgets, fake superstars and childlishly deformed stories of romance yet fail. Carney’s film manages to portray the most fundamental yet at the same time most profound emotions of us human beings and then through the magic of music transfers those earnest feelings into…
Once is a low budget movie that tells a love story through music between a bunker/vacuum cleaner repairman and an Czech immigrant. The two find each other on the streets of Dublin. The two leads are played by real musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Both do an outstanding job as I really liked these two characters. The story is pretty simple....but it seems very real. The music is excellent....it includes a song call Falling Slowly...which actually won an Oscar for Best Song.
What I really enjoyed about the movie is the fact that it does not follow the path of a normal love story. At first you think...."Ok these two will fall in love.....be happy.....reach an obstacle......break up.....and get…
“What's the Czech for "Do you love him"?”
It’s going to be very difficult to find another romantic musical feel as natural as John Carney’s Once. In most musicals when you hear the characters singing out their lines there is something that doesn’t feel authentic about it and you’re reminded that it’s just a movie, but in Once every moment unfolds in such a natural way that at times it feels as if you’re watching an intimate documentary of two passionate musicians. The relationship between the two leads also develops in a rather refreshingly authentic way and the story avoids all the worn out cliches found in most romantic films. The dialogue, the song writing, the performances, and the chemistry…
I was supposed to see this before I went to see Begin Again but I didn't had the time. I heard a lot of people saying that this film was great but I for no special reason I had not seen it before.
One of the most beautiful and honest films I have ever seen! I was completely overwhelmed with the love and dedication that was put forth by John Carney in this little (but very big) project that manages to carry so much with so little!
Once is a very simple and heartfelt story demonstrating a huge love for music, which makes sense. A world without music would not be the same and is due to the love for…
Gonna keep this review short, so here I go.
I really liked the music. By far the best part was the music. It however doesn't make up for the thin story and bad acting.
So overall I would probably avoid this if you haven't seen it. This movie would get an "itsanegg"
You don't need to know the plot, you don't need to know if someone famous is in it, you don't even need to know the characters' names. All you need is to sit back, relax and enjoy it. Beautiful.
No necesitas saber la trama, no necesitas saber si alguien famoso actúa en la peli, ni siquiera tenés que saber los nombres de los personajes. Lo único que tenés que hacer es sentarte, relajarte y disfrutarla. Hermosa.
I completely forgot to review Once as I was ill the night I saw it about a month ago, as this is another movie that is a part of the '1001 Movies to Watch Before You Die'. It was a special screening to co-inside with the release John Carney's most recent film Sing Street and this is also a romantic modern day musical film.
Glen Hansard in this film is a street musician, who is singing about a long lost love, he is apporoched by a Czech immigrant Markéta Irglová who approches him about his music. After finding out she is also an aspiring musician they both decide to collaborate together. From then on they come together through the music…
This movie is so pure. The two leads chemistry is so beautiful to watch, they brought a smile each time they were together. Plus the music is so good.
Once watched, it can never be forgotten- it's that bad!
john carney and his start with the feel-good musicals. some songs are amazing (when your mind's made up specially) and hansard is great, but for me the weakest link from his movies...
When a movie can be 75% music and still be powerful, moving, and inspiring, you know you've got a great movie.
Oh man! oh man! I just fall in love with this movie's soundtrack. Can't stop listening to it.
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