Monday, August 13, 2007
Take this sinking boat and point it home
rogray and i saw Once yesterday. you may have seen the preview for it and you may have thought to yourself "that looks interesting" or you may have started crying inexplicably like i did. every time. i hadn't even seen the movie and i was crying during the preview.
very rarely does a movie live up to a preview since the preview is the best moments stitched together to whet your appetite and get you to buy the ticket. this movie lives up to and surpasses the build-up of the preview.
the dude says it better than i can: Once is far from typical, though. Like with music, it's the singer, not the song, that makes us connect with it. Writer/Director John Carney and his actors do everything they can to make this as far from typical and run of the mill as possible. Yes, the story may be simple, but there are no story contrivances, only the reality of the situations. What happens between Guy and Girl I will not divulge, for that is a journey you have to make yourself. Because you owe it to yourself to see this movie.
go see this movie. if you aren't crying like a baby as the credits begin to roll than you have no soul and have never loved. you are a shell of a human being so good luck to you.
so listen to the dude or listen to me but go see the movie and if you don't like it then i'm sorry -- but i bet you that not only will you love it -- you'll go buy the soundtrack because you'll want to listen to all the songs again and again...