Once [Blu-ray] [With Music Money] [2007]

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  • Release Date: 05/26/2015
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (49 out of 53)

Synopsis


Once
A Dublin-based busker and vacuum-cleaner repairman enters into 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 of the Frames) was a six-stringed street musician. She (Markéta Irglová) 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. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Glen Hansard
    Glen Hansard - The Busker
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    Gerry Hendrick - Lead Guitarist
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    Alastair Foley - Bassist
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    Geoff Minogue - Eamon
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    Bill Hodnett - Guy's Dad



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews

93%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A wonderful little film

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    Nicky285

    This is a charmingly told story of two people who find each other and form a real connection over music. The music is wonderful, and the way the story lays out feels very real -- no Hollywood, phony ending here. What keeps it from being a great film, is that it never goes very deep. The exploration of the characters and their relationship always stays pretty close to the surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Irish love story

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    LoboNm
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    This movie leaves anybody who watches it in tears. I won't offer spoiler alerts. Just go see it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Saw the play

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    Pmrthird
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    Saw the play and wanted to see the movie. It was ok. Music good and it follows the author theme too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cute!

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    Aymie
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    The movie Once was a very cute movie with wonderful music and an unexpected ending.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic indie film

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    sgood3
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    A magical film. Terrific music and acting. Buy it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable

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    DCap
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    If you are a fan of the broadway musical you will enjoy the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Parts musical, documentary, and biopic

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    Jagster
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    Pacing might be considered a bit meandering in this film, but the music and subtle but genuine performances and setting feel great. The music of course the film's heart and soul, and it's worth at least one watch simply to enjoy that :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Music esp. for a low budget independent

    Posted
    mssunyt1
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    This is the director's 1st movie that I know of. The music is great!!! It is what's keeps the movie going esp. in the beginning where it is somewhat slow and a little undeveloped HOWEVER it gets very good once they go into a recording studio. I found the music much better than "Inside Llewyn Davis" (their song won the Academy Award) and it was more upbeat as well as the lead character much more likable! The music alone is worth the whole movie. I will look forward to more movies from this director as well as more music from the 2 lead characters!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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