My Take – I‘m not usually into musicals or music based films, the attractive cast & the splendid reviews is what got me into watching this, frankly I was glad, as director John Carney has given me one of the best feel good movies I have ever seen!
The actors just nail it, Keira Knightley & Mark Ruffalo are just great! Their characters are interesting & sympathetic, as you enjoy every moment their on screen. Adam Levine (Maroon 5) was a huge surprise, he should take up more acting roles. The film may be of the romantic comedy genre, but the heart lies in the music, from the soundtrack to the original performances, just epic! The way they bring the performances and the creative process to life – the pain, the joy, the failures and triumphs – is just thrilling.
This is the kind of film which inspires you to get creative & innovative. In a whole, Begin Again is an intelligent, entertaining, warm and exciting, definitely a refresh break from action blockbusters.