MOVIEmeter
Top 500
Down 70 this week

Begin Again (II) (2013)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  11 July 2014 (USA)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 18,952 users   Metascore: 62/100
Reviews: 83 user | 200 critic | 39 from Metacritic.com

A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 48 titles
created 06 Jan 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 24 Jan 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Begin Again" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Begin Again (2013)

Begin Again (2013) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Begin Again.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Once (2006)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

Director: John Carney
Stars: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh
Chef (2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
Third Person (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York.

Director: Paul Haggis
Stars: Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody
What If V (2013)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.

Director: Michael Dowse
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary.

Director: Don McKellar
Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Director: Josh Boone
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff
Frank II (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal
The Giver (2014)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A snowstorm forces two people who made an online connection to unwillingly extend their one-night stand.

Director: Max Nichols
Stars: Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton, Jessica Szohr
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two New York City girls make a pact to lose their virginity during their first summer out of high school. When they both fall for the same street artist, the friends find their connection tested for the first time.

Director: Naomi Foner
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Sterling Jones
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.

Director: Craig Gillespie
Stars: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin
Life of Crime (2013)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

Director: Daniel Schechter
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def, Isla Fisher
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Dan
...
...
Saul (as Yasiin Bey)
...
Business Woman #1
...
Bartender
...
...
Christian Father
...
Barman
Eric Burton ...
Singer Songwriter 2
...
...
Marco
...
Jill
...
Dave Fangirl
Edit

Storyline

Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Written by The Weinstein Company

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You're only as strong as your next move.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 July 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Can a Song Save Your Life?  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$134,064 (USA) (27 June 2014)

Gross:

$16,135,671 (USA) (26 September 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Keira Knightley had to learn play the guitar for the role and her husband, musician James Righton, offered his help. However, according to Knightley herself, his lessons were atrocious for their relationship, and almost led to a "divorce and murder". See more »

Goofs

When Gretta and Dave are in the kitchen and listening to the song he recorded in LA the clock under the kitchen counter is at 9:45 at the beginning of the song but when Gretta is unplugging the speaker the clock is 11:38. See more »

Quotes

Dan: She's English; she's a little uptight.
See more »

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Bring Your Body To The Party
Written by Gordon Pogoda and Johnny Elkins
Performed by Julie Griffin
Courtesy of Position Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A refreshing film ...without explosions?
7 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I knew virtually nothing about this film - hadn't even seen the trailer

  • when I drug my wife to see it last night, and we were both very


pleasantly surprised. The characters are drawn in such a way that they are both like-able and relatable. In the end, the film builds emotion with the audience not by means of incredible stretches of the imagination, but through a gradually reinforced empathy. I have seen all the summer blockbusters, and the single largest failure in most of them is that they create shallow characters that the audience does not care about.

The dynamics used in this movie cause an engagement in the audience that is necessary in ANY film for it to be great. This one is not to be missed in the CGI-filled summer.


21 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How did Greta know above Dave... Elouai
Saw 'Chef' and then saw this movie ckanelevy
Better than Once? Averus_19
Adam Levine dreams of Oscar stage performance eo_guy
whatever happened to mark ruffalo's role? h_whitesnake
Does the Apatow connection worry anyone? dallas112263
Discuss Begin Again (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?