I debated whether to post a review of the film Once here or over at my entirely neglected film review site, Filmwhore.org. I decided to post it there because that site so badly needs new content. As a result, everything I wanted to say about the soundtrack is over there.
If you haven’t heard of Once, it’s an Irish film starring the lead singer of the Frames, Glen Hansard. The band’s former bassist, John Carney, wrote and directed it. It opened in May 2007 with a limited run, and since then, it’s opened in more theaters. Fox Searchlight gave Once another marketing push, and there’s even a campaign to get the songs some Oscar nods.
If it’s playing in your town, I really recommend you see it.