An (unnamed) Guy is a Dublin guitarist/singer-songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's Hoover repair shop by day, and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. An (unnamed) Girl is a Czech who plays piano when she gets a chance, and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her mom and her daughter by night. Guy meets Girl, and they get to know each other as the Girl helps the Guy to put together a demo disc that he can take to London in hope of landing a music contract. During the same several day period, the Guy and the Girl work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs. Written by
John Carney put up some of his own money to make the film, giving his salary to the two stars and promising a back-end share to his cast and crew should the film prove successful. See more »
When the Guy is in the Girl's apartment having dinner and the other tenants come in to watch TV, there is a moment when the chair where the Guy is sitting is visible with out him in it. In the next shot of the seat, he is back in the seat eating again. See more »
Just saw it after dying to see it at Sundance - Wonderful Music, Even Better Story!
After hearing about this movie while at Sundance, I was sad I wouldn't get a chance to see it.
Luckily it's gotten distribution!!! I just saw an advance screening in LA, and it's a wonderful movie with strong performances by both the main characters who are terrific musicians.
If you've ever wondered if a movie could capture the true essence of performance, the awe of listening to something amazing and feeling it move you, it's here! This isn't a hackneyed musical with clichés, but a carefully captured story that feels more true than any other romance I've seen unfold.
Go see it!
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