• Begin Again (2014)

Begin Again

Release Date: June 27th, 2014

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her songwriting partner/lover Dave (Adam Levine) head for New York when he lands a record deal with a major label. However, Gretta is suddenly left on her own when Dave gives in to the temptations that come with his newfound success. Things take a turn for the better for her when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record executive, discovers Gretta performing in a club. A mutually life-changing bond forms between the pair as they work together on Gretta's first album.

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

Director: John Carney

Genres: Comedy drama , Romance

Production Co: Likely Story, Exclusive Media

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Friendship, Friend, Temptation, Creative, Charming, New York City, Cool, Pursuit, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Begin Again is as uncynical and unironic a film as I've seen in a while, which will no doubt be a turn-off to many. But like a catchy summer jam, it doesn't need to apologize for being exactly what it is, nor do its fans have to feel guilty for getting it stuck in their heads. show more

  • 80
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film’s quiet pleasures creep up on you. show more

  • 35
    Laremy LegelFilm.com

    A film that inserts banal plot devices and endless cutesiness in place of where the “good parts” should be. show more

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