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Once [DVD] [2007]

  • SKU: 8621743
  • Release Date: 12/18/2007
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


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

    Special Features


    • Music & film commentaries by writer/director John Carney and actors/musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová
    • Making a modern day musical featurette
    • More guy, more girl featurette
    • Broken hearted hoover fixer sucker guy webisode (animated)

    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      ONCE IS UNIQUE

      Posted
      JOHNNYANGEL2010
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      Once is wonderfully unique and it contains some stunning music, but dramatically the film often feels inert and half formed, a series of vignettes rather than a well constructed story. Carney seems only too aware of these facts, given some of the comments he makes in his commentary and on the featurette included on this Blu-ray disc as a supplement. But there's a certain ineluctable charm to Once that helps it to overcome some of its flaws, and the music in the film acts as a soothing balm that washes over some of the rough corners on display in other parts of this outing. High definition can only do so much with limited source material, and that's the case with both the video and audio presentations here. With all these caveats in mind, Once still comes Recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Music esp. for a low budget independent

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      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

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best "Musical", that's not a Musical

      Posted
      bboyhastyle

      This movie tells a great story with music. You won't see random song and dance. The music just fits beautifully in this movie. Bonus is that the songs are awesome! The 2 characters aren't actors trying to sing. They are 2 musical artists that are trying to act, which they pull off greatly! When I watched the trailer for this movie, what sold me was the music. I was really hyped for it and I wasn't let down. I even bought the album! Go Indy film! They won an Oscar for best original song, which was well-deserved. I loved the story, but I won't spoil it. Just buy it!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great musical movie!!

      Posted
      HECTOR101

      I found it a very powerfull story. I found space in the music, in the scenes, in the meanings. Every moment in the movie was in the right place. I have never ejoyed musical movies, but this one it really let me impressed. I like it because does not have any adult content and the message is really clear. It is R rated because sometimes the says some bad words but that was something that really let me more impressed. It is a pure movie with a great message. I will recommend to buy the soundtrack too...it is really good.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie, modern day musical evolves!

      Posted
      BigPeppy

      This is a perfect example of a modern day musical. It is a great story and easy to follow. Fun to watch and very creative. If you want to understand it a little more, watch the more guy, more girl trailer in the special features. It gives you a better understanding of the movie's flow. Wonderful piece of artistry and the music is just great to listen to. I'm getting the soundtrack, because there are some good feeling tracks to listen to. Worth watching a couple times. Excellent date movie too.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Story Great Music!

      Posted
      Dubo

      One of the best movies in 2007! A very simple love story that many can relate to in meeting someone who truly changes their live. Very real conversations with extremely moving music that expresses deep emotion. This movie is great because it was intended to be more than a real examination of chance meetings and how people can express themselves through music. The soundtrack is highly recommended to along with anything from the Frames!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A wonderful little film

      Posted
      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.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie, great performances

      Posted
      OC123
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      Such a great movie , Glenn Hansard is an amazing singer and performer. This movie has a lot of heart. You can tell it was made by musicians it, truly captured the creative and demo recording process in very subtle and concise manner and told a great simple story. Highly recommended!

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