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Begin Again

R| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary

The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts  and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark  Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the  soundtrack of a summer in New York City.

Cast: Keira Knightley , Mark Ruffalo , Hailee Steinfeld , Adam Levine , Catherine Keener , James Corden , CeeLo Green , Yasiin Bey

Director: John Carney

Genres: Comedy drama, Romance

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Begin Again (2013)

Release Date: July 2nd, 2014|1 hr. 44 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 12 )
  • It's rare to find a movie that uses music to define love without sentimentalizing it. But Begin Again, with songs by Glen Hansard and New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander, is a wonderfully appealing exception. show more

  • The music is hit-and-miss, and the movie sinks into as many cliches as it avoids. But the characters are appealing, and the storytelling is just unconventional enough to keep an audience guessing. show more

  • Knightley does fine work, but she’s been miscast. Her innate sophistication undermines the movie’s intentions right off the bat. We never believe her as Greta. show more

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  • September 01, 2014 ed&cathy
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    My husband and I both loved this movie. We go to the movies almost every week and never saw a preview of this movie. Why is that? Ruffalo was awesome. Knightly did a nice job singing too. Playing all over NYC was amazing! I am sure we will see this one again.......

  • August 02, 2014 evon1001
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    A terrific little film. Just goes to show that good filmmaking does not require huge budgets and special effects. The music is also quite enjoyable.

  • August 02, 2014 woodglenn
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    A wonderful movie. Great music, great acting, good story...LOVED IT

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