A vacuum repairman (Glen Hansard) moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant (Marketa Irglova), who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.
2007, 86 Minutes, USA, Directed by John Carney, Rated R
"The music is so rich and completely satisfying and the characters so appealing ONCE makes us believe that this is all happening right in front of our eyes. We fall for each of these young people at the precise moment they are falling for each other, and what could be better than that?"- Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Once is a film for anyone who has ever been transported by the power and passion of music."- Claudia Puig, USA TODAY
"Until ONCE, I'm not sure that I'd ever seen a small-scale, nonstylized, kitchen-sink drama in which the songs take on the majesty and devotion of a musical dream."- Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"A miracle of a movie that is both fairy tale and slice of life."- Bill White, SEATTLE POST-INTELLINGENCER