Our Favorite Irish Imports
A prime example of a "little-indie-movie-that could," director John Carney's Once has all the elements of a great love story—and an amazing soundtrack to match. The Guy (Glen Hansard) and The Girl (Markéta Irglová), both musicians, have hit romantic rough spots—his girlfriend's just cheated on him, and she's separated from her husband. Fate brings them together on a Dublin street, and they spend a week writing and recording songs that chronicle their sweet love affair. Although we never learn The Guy's and The Girl's real names (and we wonder if they ever learn one another's), it doesn't matter because their music speaks clearly enough. Defy this movie's title and watch it over and over again!