Monday, April 27, 2015

Begin Again

Directed by John Carney

I would never have picked up this movie had it not been recommended to me by a stranger standing next to me by the DVD shelf.  Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo play the main characters, and Adam Levine is in a few scenes.  It’s not a blockbuster action movie, and not quite bizarre enough to be independent.  It’s a story about a woman’s life in New York City whose circumstances lead her to meet another “lost soul.” Through collaboration, these two manage to stumble upon a way to begin their lives again.  The music industry is the main background story, and Mark Ruffalo magnificently pulls off the genuine but slimy recording company executive. Knightley and Levine perform a few really great songs. There’s not a lot of romance, but it tells a really good story of people who are able to start their lives over.  Such a nice surprise to get a great movie!


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