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Capsule Movie Review: Once

Caught this little indie gem with charlie yesterday afternoon and thought it was just short of perfect. Once is a really small story about two struggling musicians who meet in Dublin, get to know each other, and proceed to cut the most heart-wrenching record you've ever heard over a weekend in a rented studio. It stars the lead singer of The Frames, Glen Hansard, and the Czech phenom Marketa Irglova.

If nothing else, this movie is worth seeing for its absolutely brilliant songwriting, and the very mature way that it handles the growing intimacy between the two leads. The first time they play together -- gingerly feeling their way around the musicality of one of Hansard's songs -- is pure magic.

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Yeah I'm looking forward to catching this too.

February 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

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