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Once Is for All

2 Jun

In a sea of big budget blockbusters, how great is it that there is a movie like Once?

The story of a busker and an immigrant girl in Dublin who strike up a musical friendship, Once boasts as its only special effect some great music.

And please, don’t let that understate just how special it is.

When these two characters (and they are identified in the credits only as “guy” and “girl”) sing — particularly in the scene in a music shop when they first explore their musical chemistry — it is nothing short of magical. Continue reading