Wednesday, July 2, 2014
From the writer/director of 'Once' comes another music-centric film. This one stars Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley, as a once-successful but now struggling music exec and an unknown yet talented singer/songwriter, respectively. Adam Levine, Catherine Keener, and Mos Def appear in supporting roles.
This one is much less raw, much more polished, and much less romantic than 'Once', all of which make it inferior to its predecessor. Nevertheless, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser as Ruffalo is energetic and enthusiastic, Knightley is adorable (as always, making bad teeth look great), and the music is annoyingly catchy (though certainly not as good as the soundtrack to 'Once'). Personally I don't think it's quite as good as its reputation, but it's likeable and certainly has its moments.
Who is this movie for? It will make for a great date movie for sure.