So. How bout we grab one too many pints and I smack you around a bit?
Normally I hate musicals. They're just too realistic. Honestly, how many times have you been hanging with your boys, on your way to go beat up a gang of Puerto Ricans when someone starts singing and soon everyone breaks into a choreographed dance number? More times than you can count, if you're anything like me (and trust me, I can count, like, super high). But come on, Hollywood, I go to the movies to escape.
Still, Once has been getting some rave reviews, even from Peter Travers, one of the few critics with whom I consistently agree. The trailer doesn't exactly light my nuts on fire though, so I guess we'll see.
Here's the official rundown:
A modern day musical set on the streets of Dublin. Featuring Glen Hansard and his Irish band 'The Frames,' the film tells the story of a street musician and a Czech immigrant during an eventful week as they write, rehearse and record songs that reveal their unique love story.
Watch the trailer (QuickTime)