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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Don't Just Watch it Once

Finally got to sit down and watch “Once” with my wife. Wow. One of the best stories I have seen. One of the best musical stories I have seen. I cried multiple times.

This movie—about a Dublin street musician and a Czech immigrant musician/flower girl who find friendship and a refreshing affinity for one another stole my heart.

Halfway through the movie I realized we didn’t know their names. And we never do learn them. Interesting how such well-rounded characters can befriend us without even knowing a name.

Amazing score. Wonderfully fresh plot.

So many sermon illustrations.

I bought the movie at Christmas on a recommendation and it took this long to sit and watch it (too many LOST episodes to catch up on). What a great treat this is.

I highly recommend turning on the subtitles. Between and Irish brogue and a soft-spoken Czech accent, you will get a little frustrated at times and the subtitles help immensely.

The song “Falling Slowly” from the movie is nominated for an Academy Award. The song made me weep like a little girl when I heard it the first time. Dang.

I highly recommend it to everyone. If you are a musician, stop what you are doing and run—don’t walk to buy the DVD.

*This post is also an entry in Watercooler Wednesday at Ethos. Please check out Ethos and become part of Watercooler Wednesday.


Randy said...

JVo, Thanks so much for joining me at the watercooler. To make this work, would you please link to the permalink for the specific Watercooler Wednesday post. Each of the four links to Ethos and Watercooler Wednesday at the end of your post should be:

Thanks so much!! Spread the word. I'm sending an e-mail to everyone later today. This could be big.

Randy (severely jet lagged)

Randy said...

the comment cut off the is the rest of it starting with watercooler:



bobby said...

Dude, it's on my Netflix queue now. Thanks for the suggestion.

And I'm loving the steady stream of posts coming from your blog now! ;)
Great stuff!

One Busy Mom said...

Gonna got get it. Thanks.

Kari said...

Totally agree!! It was amazing and I hope the song wins the academy award.