WATCHING THE MOVIE Begin Again gives you some prospective on the journeys most singer/songwriters begin, playing in a small pub with little active listeners.
Begin Again starring Keira Knighley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine (Maroon 5) in his acting debut is a joy to watch. It’s another well-written and directed film by John Carney who gave us the beautiful 2006 Once.
Begin Again follows a friendship between Gretta (Knightley) and a recently unemployed producer Dan (Ruffalo) after their chance meeting in a pub. Being disillusioned by the acts getting signed to his ex-label, Dan is immediately drawn to Gretta’s pure and organic voice and begs her to record.
New York is another character in Begin Again; providing the perfect backdrop for promise and opportunity.
I give Begin Again four frangipanis out of five!