I missed a fair few good movies during the first decade of this century. It was a combination of being consumed by a PhD and living in a regional centre that isn’t great at getting the more independent releases. This is why I was very happy to see Once was on Monday night on one of those extra channels. I recorded it (because I can’t seem to watch anything with ads in it anymore) and sat down to watch it last night. I had heard about it of course but nothing prepared for the simple beauty of the story, the understated, natural performances of the two leads, and the amazingly heartbreaking songs. I could see the ending coming (and I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t seen it) but it was quietly devastating. This was a true romance of a film. So when I finished it and found that Four Weddings and a Funeral was on the normal telly, the contrast was absolutely ridiculous. Here’s one of the songs from Once.


2 Responses to “Once…..”

  1. 2paw says:

    I clearly remember that film being reviewed by Margaret and David. Curse the other channels for not having synopses of their films.

  2. Wendy says:

    I know. Me too! I only stumbled upon this by accident because I happened to be watching something else earlier in the day. Very glad I did though.

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