March 6, 2009
Once = ADORABLE
this past week i fell in love with the indie Irish musical Once. i was familiar with the film because it won an Academy Award for best song a few years ago and i was like, "who the hell are these adorable little foreigners?! i want one!"
yes yes, it's a musical (blerg) but the lead, Glen Hansard is actually an artist (of the Irish rock band The Frames) and not technically an actor and let me just say he is GOOD. prior to viewing i basically knew nothing about the film or the actors (aside from the adorable Oscar-winning thing) and about two minutes into it i was completely captivated by Glen. he's one of those singers that's so passionate, you can't help but be drawn in - even if the songs suck (which they don't).
the other lead is this insanely talented Czech singer/songwriter/multi-instrument player that you just want to keep in your pocket. she was only 17 in this movie annnnd she is the youngest recipient of an Oscar in the best song category. seriously, she's fantastic. you just want to like, share a cup of tea with her.
video below is clips of the movie set against the winning song
or check out the trailer HERE.