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About the Movie
The latest film from writer-director John Carney (Academy Award®-Winner ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Academy Award®-Nominee Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left alone. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Academy Award®-Nominee Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label executive, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 149
- Fresh: 123
- Rotten: 26
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Another sappy but engaging musical fable from the Irish writer and director John Carney, who made "Once."
Fresh: You can't really blame writer-director John Carney for trying, but despite a few very nice moments, this bigger, slicker follow-up mostly argues that Once should have been enough.
Fresh: Its soft-rock bonhomie [prevails] over a story that often registers as trite or naive.
Rotten: Begin Again is a not-entirely-successful movie about not selling out; it's a theme that must concern Carney deeply.
Ridiculously charming. Perfectly paced. Well developed story and characters. Amazing from start to finish. I had no expectations going in and was blown away by every aspect. So much so, I wanted to start it over immediately after finishing it.
what a great story line
It's a little slow at first but it all makes sense at the end. It's such a nice movie.
This is a great movie to watch on a Saturday after you’ve finished all of your chores and just want to relax. This movie started out slow but the ending was very entertaining. Great acting and uplifting.