Last year, between the two of us, we watched an average of 317 movies.
This year our goal is to top that by watching at least one a day.
And as an extra special torture, we've decided to write about all of them.

12 February 2008

Once, dir. John Carney (2006)

NIKKI says:
They kept telling me this was the movie to see. I'd heard from all over the place -- reviews, ads, friends, best-of lists -- that I would regret passing this by. I wasn't racing out to find it, only because the words "greatest musical film of this generation", or whatever the poster says, immediately made me think PRETENTIOUS, but when I got a preview tape, I couldn't wait to have a look.

And I wasn't disappointed. By no means the best movie ever made, it was still a beautiful thing. Just two people finding each other and bonding over music. Both are living stagnant lives, and through a series of events over a short period, they end up freeing each other. It's just gorgeous to watch how it all comes together -- quietly, poetically, and utterly without pretension.

It's greatest features are its music and its stars. Outspan from The Commitments is in it, and sings all the songs! Price of admission right there!

I loved this one. I got wrapped fully up in it.


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