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I just...um. Give me a minute.
I can't think of anything to write about Once without having to think about it too much, at which point I will probably break down crying. This is one of the best films I've seen in ages, and the soundtrack is simply astounding. I'm going to buy it at the soonest convenience. I do, obviously, plan to think about it. Eventually.

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Sounds like an interesting movie. I think I'm going to have to check this one out. Thanks for the rec!

The music is what really does it. And I've never seen a film use original music so innovatively!

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It took me a long time to convince James we should rent it. As in, about six months or more.

By the end of it, he was begging my forgiveness.

I tried to watch it once (admittedly, I came in halfway through when it was on HBO) and didn't find it very interesting. What is it about, and why do you like it? If it has the power to make people cry, it's probably something I would enjoy. I'm a sucker for emotional manipulation.

It's one of those films you need to see from the very start, as the musical aspect, which is the real zinger, is introduced from the beginning. The lead characters don't even have names, yet the music draws you into their world as if you were standing there just a few paces away. Maybe it's that I've been to Dublin and recognized a lot of those streets, but...I don't know. It's a very unique phenomenon. The only advice I can give you is to get it and watch from the beginning through to the end. The emotional build-up is so deft and subtle that you hardly realize how affected you are until the camera's panning away from one very particular shot at the end. Or at least that's where I really felt it. But the amazing thing was, watching this film felt like sitting there and writing a story. I can't quite explain why. You feel involved.

You just saw it now for the first time? OMG I cherish that film, and the music from it. I'm the crazy girl who has seen them perform live twice (once at Radio City Music Hall - which was one of the best nights in my life).

I've been trying to get James to rent it for six months, but we tend not to rent a film if we can't agree on it. I forced the issue this time, and, as I said above, by the end of it last night he was begging my forgiveness.

I looooooooove that movie. So beautiful.

One of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. I've got the soundtrack if you'd like me to upload.

No need - I bought it off iTunes!

Ugh, I know, right? I saw it earlier this year, and I thought for sure I'd mentioned it to you. But I'm glad you had the chance to watch it. It's absolutely wonderful.

And I think there's something to knowing Dublin, too, that adds a dimension.

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I know what you mean. I've met a lot of very curious people that way!

Isn't that movie beautiful? The first song on the soundtrack (also called "Once") is my very favourite.

I really like the one called "If You Want Me."

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