Begin Again (2013)
aka Can a Song Save Your Life? First screened in July 2014
Director: John Carney. Cast: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Corden, Yasiin Bey, Catherine Keener, Cee-Lo Green, Rob Morrow, Jennifer Li, Ian Brodsky, Shannon Maree Walsh, David Abeles, Kena Onyenjekwe, Harvey Morris, Terry Lewis, Nicholas Daniel Gonzalez, Aya Cash, Maddie Corman, Melissa Maria Gonzalez, Keen Ruffalo. Screenplay: John Carney. Twitter Capsule:
After clumsy exposition, Carney conjures relaxed magic. Every actor an asset. Basically Twice upon a time, but I wept.
I loved this movie and want everyone to see it. Can't say originality or risk are its hallmarks, though. Terrific intimacy with characters, but Once did it all even better.