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ITEM#: 10878358

The Irish romance ONCE may be a musical, but it is miles away from the traditional Hollywood idea of people bursting into song. Glen Hansard (frontman for indie rock band The Frames) plays the guy, a street musician who is playing for change when he meets the girl (Marketa Irglova), an immigrant from the Czech Republic. The pair immediately bond over their shared love of music (he is a guitarist, and she plays the piano), and the film chronicles their tentative relationship. Both are weighed down by plenty of baggage: his songs are fueled by a painful breakup, and she is a young mother who left her husband behind in her native country. Like the independent favorite BEFORE SUNRISE, ONCE is a simple, sweet drama that doesn't rely on an elaborate plot. With its use of digital video and handheld cameras, ONCE matches its spare visual style to its intimate mood. Each moment feels stolen from real life, and the story is at once familiar and fresh. Driven more by music than by dialogue, ONCE features a stirring soundtrack of heartfelt indie rock sung by Hansard and Irglova. Before his foray into film, director John Carney (ON THE EDGE) played bass in The Frames, and his passion for music is clear in this modern musical that hits every note perfectly.

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UPC 024543477594
Studio Fox Home Entertainment
Format DVD
Extra Info Includes Spa Cash Promotion
Genre Drama
Rating Restricted
Dimensions 5.5" x 0.5" x 7.75" WxHxD
Weight 0.22 lbs
Stars Danuse Ktrestova, Bill Hodnett, Marketa Irglova, Glen Hansard
Directors John Carney
Dimensions 7.5x5.3x0.6
Country of Origin United States

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    Order came in timely fashion and undamaged. Offered DVD at lower price than other online retailers. Great movie, too!

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    Some great music in this dvd; cute storyline too. And Overstock got it to me in record time! Thanks again Overstock!

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    Fantastic Irish movie with excellent songs. I bought it for my husband for Valentine's Day, but it's a great movie for any date night!

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