Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
Rating Explanation: for language.
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: This is a charming, captivating tale of love and music.
Music & film commentaries by writer/director John Carney and actors/musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova; Making a modern day musical featurette; More guy, more girl featurette; Broken hearted hoover fixer sucker guy webisode (animated)
This is the story of a Dublin-based busker and vacuum-cleaner repairman who begins a fruitful relationship with a piano playing florist in a toe-tapping "video album" directed by John Carney and featuring a cast comprised entirely of professional musicians. He (Glen Hansard, frontman for indie rock band The Frames) was a six-stringed street musician. She (Marketa Irglova) was a flower woman who couldn't afford to purchase a piano of her own. One day, after admiring the musician's songs and asking if he would take a look at her broken vacuum, the flower-pushing piano player discovers that she shares a remarkable sonic rapport with the mechanically savvy guitarist. As their musical sensibilities quickly converge to striking effect, the talented pair soon determines to record an album together.
"Once" features a stirring soundtrack of heartfelt indie rock sung by Hansard and Irglova. Before his foray into film, director John Carney ("On The Edge"he song "Falling Slowly".he song "Falling Slowly".) played bass in The Frames, and his passion for music is clear in this modern musical that hits every note perfectly.