once

FAMILY, MINDFULNESS

 

 

 

We finally rented and watched Once the other night. This independent, modern musical takes place  in Dublin over the period of a week. I know the word musical conjures all sorts of images of awkward songs exchanged between characters, or scenes of group dancing (all of which I enjoy), but this film is different; the music, which is beautiful, naturally and authentically tells the stories of both main characters, each struggling in their minimal existence. It inspires, heals, and propels them when they both needed it. It’s a short film that’s shot mostly with a handheld camera (might make you a little dizzy at times), but it’s simple, real, and completely believable. It is slow at some points, but in my opinion, completely worth watching.

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  1. do they mosh? i mean, is there any solid moshing in the movie? the guy on the cover has an acoustic guitar, but, ya know, you can still get your boots in the mix.

  2. I watched it a couple of weeks ago…it is soooo good. I heard about it on NPR. Made me want to go back to Ireland.

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