is a movie starring
Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and Adam Levine.
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.
In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.
Chloë Grace Moretz,
At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?
After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives. They are sometimes together, sometimes not, on that day.
The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
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
Keira Knightley had to learn play guitar for the role. Her husband, musician James Righton, offered his help. According to Knightley, his lessons were disastrous, and almost led to "divorce and murder". See more »
At the beginning, when Dan wakes up and goes to the bathroom he puts shaving foam on the face. But in the next scene he falls on the bed and he is not shaved. See more »
Don't you know anything about your father?
I do. I know what mom says.
What does mom say?
She says you're a pathetic loser.
She says that affectionately.
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Having enjoyed John Carney's previous film to this 'Once' I was intrigued to see how he was going to top it.
The resulting film sees him trying to replicate the idea of a lost guy being saved by a woman and some music, but moving the action to the US.
And sadly much of the charm gets lost in translation, with the almost home made quality of 'Once' being left behind.
Levine and Knightley form an unlikely double act and are well supported by Ruffalo, but although the music is good, the story is flimsy and too reliant on swearing to be entertaining.
I've read lots of reviews of this film that call it 'charming' and a 'must see'. Sadly I can agree with neither. The only good thing is that Carney more than made up for this mess with his next film 'Sing Street'.
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