Friday, April 24, 2009
Since watching Kris Allen's performance on American Idol's Songs from the Movies episode a couple of weeks ago I have been dying to watch Once. I shot it right to the top of my Netflix queue and was delighted to see the red little envelope in my mailbox yesterday. Let me say it did not dissappoint.
The film follows a young Irish guy who fixes vacuum cleaners for a living, but is really a brilliant musician. He meets a young girl from the Czech Republic who encourages him to quit selling him self short, to put himself out there with his music and his love life. Besides being impressed with the soundtrack I was also captivated by the storyline. I think the reason I liked it so much is because the characters did the right thing, even if it was hard. There was obviously feelings between them, but they didn't go down that road. It was realistic. I think its probably one of the few movies that didn't lie about love, but showed the good the bad and the ugly.
Anyways, I would highly reccommend this movie. DISCLAIMER, this takes place in Ireland and they have pretty colorful slang if you know what I mean. So, don't say I didn't warn you.