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Once (2007)


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5 out of 10 Really Impressed
Ginger from Dublin, 08 Jan 2009
Well, I was really impressed. Having known these guys for about 15 years now, I knew I could expect a quality piece of art & was very excited to see it since I hadn't spoken to any of the lads in 4 or 5 years. However; it was far better than I expected & wasn't the typical love story you would picture from the trailers in that the 2 protagonists never actually do what you'd expect them to do. The gang blew me away as usual with their musical performances & although I knew Glen could act based
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5 out of 10 Not a musical, don't worry - it's BRILLIANT!
Niamh from Dublin, 29 Feb 2008
This movie has the look of a documentary at first, but then you begin to feel that you are the fly on the wall of real lives of two wonderful people who meet, make fab music together and fall for each other. Captivating, inspiring, un-Hollywood-ised, micro budget, made in three weeks on a couple of handycams, non-actors but real artists. It's real, and that's why it's magical! Watch it, and then go out and buy the soundtrack, The Swell Season album, and some Frames albums. My fave Irish film.
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4 out of 10 Very nice
Ciaran from Dublin, 25 Jun 2008
Could also be knows as "A tour of Dublin to the music of 'The Frames'", Once is a short and sweet movie that relies on believable characters, a nice story and good music to entertain us. And for me it worked very well. No real drama occurs sand there's no extensive plot but the leads play their roles very well and it's just all quietly enjoyable.
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4.5 out of 10 Really enjoyed it!
Noreta from Limerick, 16 Jul 2008
At the start I worried that I might end up bored to tears, but I have to say before long I was really into it. It's a very raw very real movie and doesn't end how you'd expect. The fact that it's a musical shouldn't put you off, they don't burst into song for no reason and if you like Glens stuff there isn't a song you won't like!
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4.5 out of 10 Irish and Brilliant!
Feargal from Meath, 03 Sep 2008
At last, an Irish film that is actually brilliant! I was concerned about another chickflick endured for my partner but as it went on it got better and better. I was never a fan of the Frames but the music was excellent and its no surprise that these two played to an audience of 5,000 in Radio City Hall in New York last week.
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What's it about....
How often do you find the right person? Once is the inspirational tale of two kindred spirits who find each other on the bustling streets of Dublin. One is a street musician who lacks the confidence to perform his own songs, and thus works part-time helping his father, who runs a small, vacuum cleaner repair business, whilst he dreams of landing a record deal. The other is a young mother trying to find her way in a strange new town. She works as a house cleaner in an upper-class...

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