Homer's Travels: Movie: Once

Monday, February 04, 2008

Movie: Once

I don't like musicals. I always think it is strange when people bust out in song in the middle of a movie. "Once" is a musical. I liked it. The Wife liked it. We bought the soundtrack. It's probably not for everyone but the music seemed to fit and is quite interesting. Very relaxing. Not really quirky like my usual tastes but good never the less.

The movie is set in Ireland and follows a "Broken Hearted Hoover Fixer Sucker Guy" - slash - musician who is trying to win back the heart of his girlfriend. He meets an immigrant girl who takes a liking to him and encourages him and his music. She is trying to repair her marriage and family. In the end they both appear to get what they want. It was not an ending that I expected. I guess that is what sets it apart from similar movies.

If you have a chance, go see "Once". It is also available on DVD.


  1. Saw it twice.
    Bought the soundtrack.
    Considering owning the movie.

  2. JaG: Hmm ... I take it you liked it then.