Last night my husband and I watched Once. I can’t remember where I heard them, but I heard some very good things (maybe some Oscar buzz…) and so I checked it out from the library.

And while it deviated completely from our normal fare, I really enjoyed it (and I think my husband did too–he was sort of vague on his opinion). Most particularly I liked her: Marketa Irglova. She seemed so different from your run-of-the-mill heroine. She was spunky and in your face, and she didn’t let her male counterpart get away with anything he shouldn’t be. I also loved the part where she was dragging her Hoover vaccuum along the Dublin streets like a little dog on a leash. Hilarious!

I suppose it should be considered a musical, even though I didn’t think of it as one while I was watching. The music just seemed to be in all the places that it should be. But all in all, it was a quick (86 minutes!), fun, very entertaining film. I recommend it.

Posted in Uncategorized on 07/03/2008 07:43 pm


  1. I have been meaning to give this movie a try. I do have the song “Falling Slowly” in my iPod.

  2. I want to see that SO much! Let’s hope it’s in for tomorrow night.

  3. I can’t remember the last time I watched an Irish musical, or the last time I said the phrase Irish musical. I need to see this.

  4. Catherine Avril Morris

    It was a really sweet movie, wasn’t it? I liked it a lot too. Love your new blog colors, too!

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