Directed by John Carney,
Once is a fairly clever romance title with a healthy dose of music which
involves two lost and lonely souls. The main protagonists of the
movie include Guy (Glen Hansard) and Girl (Marketa Irglova). Guy plays a struggling busker in
the streets of Dublin who meets Girl, a beautiful Czech girl who is
working as a cleaner but is also a master pianist.
As both are caught in the doldrums of life, unable
to move, they discover that they both have a common interest and that is
music which seems to transcend their communication issues. This hereby
begins a beautiful tale, more specifically a musical about two star
crossed souls who once again begin to see the world as it is. Together
they attempt to work out their problems with music with an aim of
starting Guy's music career.
cast, Once also features some great cinematography of Dublin that only
highlights the music of this film. Of course, the star of this film for
me was Marketa Irglova as Girl who is remarkable likeable and quite realistic in
performance that only adds to this endearing story.
Although the video
quality of this production may not be comparable to current Hollywood
blockbusters, it's the audio which shines once the music begins and will
only assist in drawing you into this world which begins with two lost
individuals who then blossom once their partnership is secured.
- Cast and crew audio commentary
- Cast and crew musical commentary
- Making a Modern Day Musical
- More Guy More Girl featurette