Monday, August 06, 2007

Once

So I finally saw Once today. I really enjoyed it. I liked that it was basically a musical, the songs last much longer than in a non-musical. I liked the way their lives wove together through a chance meeting. I liked the lead "girl," Marketa, and how she encouraged their relationship just by being herself and by asking somewhat presumptuous questions like if this stranger could fix her vacuum. It was so real, nothing in it felt faked or just put in the movie because someone had a good idea for a specific moment that, in the completed movie, seems out of place. The movie feels like the perfect glimpse into these real and beautiful lives.

But why am I such an American? Why do I feel like a movie's not over till Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are together in the end?

5 comments:

Sara McOllie said...

If it helps, they are together in real life.

Hey, It's Ansley said...

I knew that and while I'm sure that helped with the realism part, it's also a bit creepy since he's about 37 and she's 19.

Chelsea said...

I am trying to block out that creepy real-life part. This is my favorite film in a very long time.

Marie said...

This *is* a great movie. I haven't actually seen it, but Sharon and Ansley have great taste, and they both liked it, so I am quite sure that it's great. :)

Sara McOllie said...

Yeah, I try to leave out the creepy age difference part of the relationship, especially given the fact they have known each other for 5 years. Yuk. BUT, the movie is fantastic! Absolutely love it!