Once – A Musical For Folks Who Hate Musicals


Starring Glenn Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Rated R for language
Appropriate for ages 15+
Release Date: December 18, 2007

This little independent film from Ireland took the world by storm this year.  Many of you probably made the trip to Houston to catch it, but just in case you didn’t, the DVD is finally here.  The story revolves around a street singer in Dublin that falls in love with a young immigrant woman.  The two take a musical journey as they write songs and record an album.  The relationship is sweet, but the music makes this film very special.  Glenn Hansard, the lead singer of The Frames, puts on one of the best performances of the year in this little indie that could.  Warning: I have not spoke with anyone that has seen this film and didn’t buy the soundtrack afterwards.  The tunes here provide what could be the best album of 2007.