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The movie “Once”, an unassuming and underplayed musical┬áthat does without Hollywood glitz and even Hollywood actors, fits into a new category of romance that avoids the worn, warmed-over dregs of sentimental adultery. Like many of the short segments of “Paris je ‘taime”, “Once” sees the landscape and decides to mine the untapped narrative potential. We’ve been trained to root for two people to “hook-up” for no other reason than the camera lingers on the two of them the longest, we’ve been taught that adultery can be beautiful and is beautiful if the husband is a jerk or the wife is a shrew, but John Carney, the writer and director, avoids cliche and ultimately foils this bland desire and challenges the viewer to see the wisdom in avoiding throw-away sex.

Glen Hansard, the lead actor and the writer of most of the movie’s music, is the frontman for indie rock band The Frames.

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