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Watch this trailer more than ONCE!

Published at: April 24, 2007, 1:43 a.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. ONCE was one of the first films I saw at SUNDANCE this year, my first year. It was a balls-early screening, probably 7 or so in the morning and the first of about 6 films I saw that day alone. And it set the bar for the entire festival. If you're a softie at all, like me, you'll fall for this film. It's a musical that's not a musical. Music is a big part of it, but it's all done as it would happen in real life if a musician was trying to both start his career and woo his soul-mate. If you want to know more about it, click here for my review. Enjoy the trailer, even if it is in a crappy format...



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  • April 24, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST

    First

    by Ravengrey26

    First

  • April 24, 2007, 1:45 a.m. CST

    First!

    by Unlabled

    Dayum, I am hammered in New Orleans and i get first what

  • April 24, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST

    dammit

    by Unlabled

    d-a-m-n

  • April 24, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Hmmm...looks cute

    by Ravengrey26

    I would like to see this movie. It's amazing when people can be in movies and actually seem like real people. That seems so rare lately.

  • April 24, 2007, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Question about Cho Seung-Hui's weight

    by Gwai L0

    Does anyone know how much Cho actually WEIGHED? This is driving me crazy, I can't find this information anywhere. I have looked all over the internet. Someone has to know. <p> Thanks in advance

  • April 24, 2007, 1:51 a.m. CST

    nice

    by reni

    Looks great Quint. That's the fella out of The Commitments (their guitarist, I think.)

  • April 24, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    How Often Can "First" Legitimately Be Claimed?

    by Matthew Domville

    Once...

  • April 24, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST

    I hate streaming...

    by wadi77

    why don't just let us download the damn thing.

  • April 24, 2007, 2:18 a.m. CST

    And now the inspiring story of Damien Rice!

    by LordEnigma

    Now that's a trailer that will make every Borders and Barnes and Noble employee swoon.

  • April 24, 2007, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Meatbiscuit

    by thelivingdoll

    Only in the IMAX version.

  • April 24, 2007, 3:50 a.m. CST

    His name is

    by Golitsyn1

    Glen Hansard. He's the lead singer of The Frames.

  • April 24, 2007, 4:05 a.m. CST

    ohhh a coffee shop drama.

    by kingoflight

    Two people boring my brains out for two and a half mins, unless there is a epic battle scence in this that i missed i think its safe to say that this is one film that be done before.

  • April 24, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Sideways Mudder

    by flossygomez

    Thought they was going to sing the Ballad of Jayne.

  • April 24, 2007, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Damian Rice

    by moners

    is a twat, Hansard is the original Irish, guitar playing, sensitive guy. Still sucks though. This has been out in Ireland for a while now. Its quite good despite the "hotpress buzz music" nonsense (only the irish will get that one!)

  • April 24, 2007, 5:40 a.m. CST

    indeed..

    by Quintus_Arrius

    it looks delightful!

  • April 24, 2007, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Good or not?

    by Mneth

    It looks like crap, like a home made budget Richard Curtis-wannabee story. But then there´s all that text that just goes on about how good it is. Hmm.. got to read Quints review.

  • April 24, 2007, 6:19 a.m. CST

    What the fuck is this crap??

    by Windowlicker74

    Quint needs to get laid real bad

  • April 24, 2007, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Larger trailer...

    by lodgepole

    http://oncethemovie.com/oncelarge.html It's a good film, and a good direction for Irish cinema, which is generally brutal.

  • April 24, 2007, 6:44 a.m. CST

    guess you had to be there

    by Rupee88

    Trailer looks horrible, but movie is probably good.

  • April 24, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST

    THIS YEARS....

    by Freefinger

    LITTLE MISS RIMSHOT!...

  • April 24, 2007, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Freefinger...

    by Err

    Nice...

  • April 24, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    "What the fuck is this crap"

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Should be a tagline for all indie films but not because of the quality. I wasn't going to watch the trailer until I saw "What the fuck is this crap". Suddenly I I just had to watch it. That would be an awesome quote to put up on a billboard instead of the usuall "NBC what's his face says, blah blah blah" Instead "WHAT'S THIS CRAP" could be sprawling across the land. Who wouldn't want to see it? It would definitely get exposure. <br> <br> Anywho, it looks like a nice rental on a cold night. The main character must have a wierd past that'll be exposed in the final 10 minutes of the film. Who knows. I'm intrigued.

  • April 24, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    pretty queer

    by mindgrapes

    indeed. good call mindgrapes.

  • April 24, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    FAKE!

    by XoanonTORN

    Done in photoshop <p> XoanonTORN

  • April 24, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Yeah Indie films suck!! *Rabble Rabble Rabble*

    by IndustryKiller!

    Give me Michael Bay and a comic book film any day of the week! WHo needs sensitive bullshit?? Fuck sensitive. And fuck movies about actual humans. Unless my protagonist has a flaming skull or robotic limbs you can count me right the fuck out! It's boooooooring. BLAAARRGHHH!!

  • April 24, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    "balls-early"

    by Ray Gamma

    "balls-early"............???????????????

  • April 24, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    IndustryKiller...

    by Err

    I don't mind Indie films except for the fact that they are now considered the in thing to do. All big name actors are appearing in indie films and it just makes it seem like normal Hollywood drivel.

  • April 24, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Ummmm....Err

    by IndustryKiller!

    Am I missing the A-listers in the cast of this film? And I fail to see how big name actors starring in small dramas somehow discredits indie films as an art form? Because one becomes famous does not automatically mean that they dont care to actually practice their craft in something that doesn't feature a laser gun of some denomination. Not all actors are whores who are clawing desperately to do nothing more than increase their media coverage. They do ACT sometimes. On another note I find it ironic that the indie film that did seem to capture everyones heart and cut through the cynicism was Little Miss Sunshine, which was, point in fact, just Hollywood drivel.

  • April 24, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    An Indie film set in Britain starring and American

    by Chiziola79

    And an eastern european, great that really is the true face of Britain now a days with the back door left open to any body wanting to come in a busk and claim benefits, come the election in may I am voting for Nazi Party ;-)

  • April 24, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Why not?

    by Kentucky Colonel

    There will be plenty of time for mechanical zombies pirates wielding flamethrowers later this summer. I'm soaking in as many "sweet little" films as I can before the summer of the sequel overload. "Year of the Dog" blew me away this past weekend, and I'm looking forward to this one, "The Flying Scotsman" and other --good-- movies before I switch off the brain, grab some corn and flat fountain soda then zone out to Spider-Man, HP V, and so on...

  • April 24, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    IndustryKiller...

    by Err

    Obviously, not EVERY indie film is going to have a big name. However, having someone big in an indie film can take away from the film.

  • April 24, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    This made my day. All the

    by runlola

    This made my day. All the word on this movie has been great so far and "Falling Slowly" is such a great song -- even better live.

  • April 24, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    The problem with rice is

    by emeraldboy

    that he hides behind his record company. to point where he doesnt give interviews at all. Poor lisa hannigan. I feel sorry for the way he just dumped her and said nothing and I think he did via press release. something happened during a concert in Germany where she walked off stage. He does sell a truck load of records, however. Damien Rice doesnt do tours either. He is very odd.

  • April 24, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    this is what I call

    by emeraldboy

    Mope rock. Its all abit-studenty bed sit. Thier hearts get broken and they pour mush onto a page and they want to set the world to rights so they become lefty. The best and most recent example of this type of thing is the Cake sale. These peoples grasp on the world is very simplistic. unplayed piano was written for Ang-su-chi for her sixtieth birthday. Its a nice song the first time but after the tenth time its abit bland.

  • April 24, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    yawn

    by Dkev00

    This movie looks fuckin retarded. Give me a break.

  • April 24, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Fuck sensitive. And fuck movies about actual humans.

    by Windowlicker74

    lol that line just made my day

  • April 24, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Fantastic

    by sith-vol

    Just what the world needs, another chick flick. Pass.

  • April 24, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Chiziola79

    by lodgepole

    What film are you talking about? This is an Irish film made by Irish people and starring Irish people, with the notable exception of Markéta Irglová who is Czech. It's also a genuine micro budget independent film, although Hansard is a fairly large star in Ireland.

  • April 24, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Ghay

    by bubbha

    I mean seriously, a bearded homo crying to some poofter song.

  • April 24, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Great movie

    by hrivnak

    Saw this at Sundance. It was one of my favorite films there, and I was surprised. I actually didn't want to see it based on its description, but I bought a TBA ticket ahead of time, so I went and saw it. It blew me away. Very good film.

  • April 24, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Mmmmmaybe........

    by Jimmy Jazz

    It looks nice. Small is sometimes good. The thing is that most Irish movies I have seen tend to be dreary and depressing mopefests. I'll see this halfexpecting one or more of these characters to be dead of a drug overdose by the end. Kinda tired of that.

  • April 24, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Direct link

    by wadi77

    Just download here: http://oncethemovie.com/once_large.mov

  • April 24, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Bubbha!!

    by nolan bautista

    Nice post!! ..bearded homo..poofter song..ha-ha..made me smile!!

  • April 24, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Watch this trailer more than ONCE!

    by MarkoOhNo

    Because it doesn't have subtitles. Seriously, it looks like it's just a movie about people talking and moping. Well, I'll take a stab at it... is it about a pair of British musicians who cheat on their partners with each other and then don't know where to go from there? Something like that? So then there's a lot of yelling and crying and throwing crumpets? hehe Well... it's probably a good movie to take the girlfriend to see. *shrugs*

  • April 24, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Oh Wait...

    by MarkoOhNo

    They're Irish? It would help if someone had a line in the trailer more than 2 words long.

  • April 24, 2007, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Jesus titty fuck'n Christ!

    by Sappers Forward

    Who comes up with that shit? I'd rather eat my own testicles rather than sitting through that crap.

  • April 24, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST

    No.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Not unless you say "please" and finish the Rocky contest, Quint.

  • April 25, 2007, 1:34 a.m. CST

    "What the fuck is this crap"kikuchiyoboy

    by LeviDTinker

    I dont know why but reading your post had me laughing so hard my eyes were watering. while the trailer is not the greatest the movie looks to have great potential, sometimes good movies are just victims of horrible trailer editors.

  • April 25, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    ONCE - an irish movie

    by donal

    with Irish people and Irish music in it... These don't come along too often and have usually involved gangsters in the past! :P The beauty of this film is it's simplicity. Boy meets girl, make some music and have some fun. This is what Dublin, Ireland is all about and captures a romantic streak Dublin has if you screw up your eyes and ignore all the commercialism (in the town, not the film). :) As a resident of Dublin, it made me look at the city completely differently - there were street angles i had never noticed before. It's a real feel-good movie, with some great tunes and shots of dublin (the hill, beach and street scenes are great). Some folk were giving out about the low-budget effect... again - i think it captures the philosophy of dublin and music in that you don't need to be spending a fortune to get your story across or to have some fun. where possible subscribe to the KISS principle (keep it simple stupid!). :) folk - go see this movie... you'll enjoy it. if not, your girlfriend definately will! ;)

  • April 25, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    donal

    by lodgepole

    It's a view of Dublin i'm not used to seeing on the screen. It's wonderful in that regard, and definitely refreshing after sitting through so many poorly made depressing films about how shit the city is.

  • April 26, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Oh my lord

    by Stupid Americans

    How dumb are some of you people? I hope to God none of you go see this movie cause then you might like it and may find that you like the music and then I'd have to put up with you fools at a concert. NO THANKS!!!! Chiziola79, "An Indie film set in Britain starring and American" my favourite! Where on earth are you from that you don't know what Americans, British or Irish people look, sound, are like?!!!! Stupidity beyond belief. and "unplayed piano was written for Ang-su-chi for her sixtieth birthday" scary how misinformed that line is. Come on there must have been a school somewhat near you two no?!!!