Sunday, January 6, 2008

"guy" and "girl"

We watched the highly acclaimed, little watched Once this weekend, and it lived up to the hype.

It feels like a documentary about two musicians - an Irish guy and a Czech gal - who are both in difficult phases of their lives. The story is told through their music and sparse dialogue. It's quirky, thoughtful and touching.

Most movies are so over-told these days I feel like they're hitting me over the head. The subtleness of "Once" is a nice change of pace. The movie isn't for everyone, but give it a try if you are looking for a beautiful story.

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