• Once (2007)


Release Date: May 16th, 2007

DVD Release Date: December 18th, 2007

R |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

A vacuum repairman (Glen Hansard) moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant (Marketa Irglova), who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.

Cast: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerry Hendrick, Alaistair Foley, Geoff Minogue, Bill Hodnett, Danuse Ktrestova

Director: John Carney

Genres: Musical , Romance , Drama

Production Co: Samson Films, RTE, Irish Film Board

Keywords: Love , Love triangle , Friendship , Charming , 2000s , Love interest , Emotional ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Once proves to be as smart and funny as it is sweet; it swirls with ambiguity and conflict beneath a simple surface. In all of 88 minutes, Mr. Carney's singular fable follows its guy and girl through a week of musical and emotional growth that could suffice for a lifetime. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    This simple story of a Guy and a Girl and their music is very appealing. show more

  • 80
    James GreenbergThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film has enormous charm and zero pretense. show more

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