Begin Again (2014)

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It’s been ages not to review something here again. FYI, I post all my reviews in here you can check them out. So let’s start with the review of my most favorite movie this year which is “Begin Again”.

this is an american musical-comedy drama about how to take a next step when your life become a mess. John Carney, the director, had intended to give it the title “Can a Song Save Your Life?”. After succeeded with his previous movie “Once” (2007), this time Carney employed Gregg Alexander to compose most of the film’s music. The movie stars Keira Knightley as a singer-songwriter who met with record label executive, Mark Ruffalo. Together they produce an album recorded in public locations all over New York City.

After broke up with her boyfriend, Dave Kohl (Adam Levine), Gretta James (Keira Knightley) decided to go back from NYC to England. But when Dan Mulligan (Mark Ruffalo) persuade her to work together, she said yes.

Well there are so many factors that can make a remarkable heartwarming movie, but I think this movie won my heart since Gretta came up to the stage and sang “A Step You Can’t Take Back” with Dan’s imagination with his own arrangement.

But honestly, my favorite song is “Lost Stars” sang by Dave Kohl at the end of the movie. I have repeated the scene many times and thus far I haven’t got bored. And you know, Adam Levine was the only person Carney considered casting as Dave. After he got the role, he declined to be paid for appearing in the film. Adam had had minor acting parts on the television before, so Begin Again marked his first role in the film.

RI

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