Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sweet and Melodious: Once

Directed by John Carney
Released May 16, 2007

This is a wonderful and endearing film, made surprisingly well on such a small budget ($150,000) and boasting some great talent in the musicians featured. It starts out as a somewhat incomprehensible, slow-moving tale of two poor Irish people who meet each other and try to enhance their daily lives with their love of music. The most incredible thing about this film, which grows on you to be sure, is that such a great story is told with so little dialogue. The music really tells the story here, and I loved every single song. I would be thrilled to see any of the songs up for Oscar, and from the reviews I have been reading, everyone LOVES this movie. It is a short film that nonetheless tells a nice, sweet story.


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