I’m Irish, your Czecho-Somthinerother, hows it gonna work? It doesn’t.
Once….my brother and I agreed on the quality of films.
OK, my brother loves music and that is a perfectly good explanation why he strongly recommended Once to me. What I don’t get is why he recommended a film with such a weak storyline to me. Does my brother love schmucks who are broken hearted? Married women who lead on sappy men only to crush their hopes of rebounding with someone cool? I don’t know.
Now for the review, Once is a low budget film (not a bad thing) that follows the brief relationship between a guitar playing, heart-broken man and a piano playing, flower selling Czech woman. After what seems to be days, they decide to cut an album together along with some random street musicians. The album is good and the Czech cuts him loose. Our broken hearted, guitar wielding, Czech loving, album seeking, Hoover fixing protagonist decides to move to London to reconnect with his whore ex-girlfriend and hopefully get a record deal. The end. This movie actually reminds me of August Rush, where the music totally distracts your ears enough that your eyes don’t notice the garbage that is passing by them.
Grade: C… Flat ( a music joke, I am witty!)