Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Go See "Once"
It's nice to write about a movie that is so well made and so moving that you want others to see it. "Once" is playing in select theatres around the country. It made a splash at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and has gotten rave reviews. Filmed in Dublin, it's a romantic story about two musicians - - one an Irish street musician and the other a Czech pianist - - who come together to make stunning music together and who are dealing with their feelings. The song "Falling Slowly" is a killer, and is just now making it on to radio playlists. It is one of several songs in the film performed by professional musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. No lip synching, no outlandish story, no phony sets. Really, really good film. I guarantee you'll get choked up watching it.