Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Maybe I'm jaded

but, aside from finding Glen Hansard beyond dreamy, I don't really get Once.

Although I suppose you have to like the music in order to like the movie. Maybe that's my problem.


meg said...

Will you marry me?

Seriously, everyone else in the whole GD world loved *Once* except for me. And now thee.

It was pretentious waddly crap with music that made me want to start cutting myself with a razor blade in the back of algebra class. And when I discovered that he and she have been collaborating since he was 37 and she was 14, I was all, like, ew.

frank's wild lunch said...

Oh, JW too, so there's three of us. And there's one critic on Rotten Tomatoes I'd never heard of who compares the songs to Coldplay. Spot on, if you ask me.

I just felt like I was being asked to take for granted that all that mediocre songrwriting was deep poetry; like if he sings every song as if he's on the verge of tears I'm going to be okay with the presentation of him as some kind of Irish Dylan.

I liked a couple of the musical sequences in the movie, but the songs never became more than earnest fodder for adult contemporary radio.