My friend invited me to see a movie screening of "Once" last night. I had never heard of the movie, nor did I take the time to read the reviews (though I did hear something about it doing well at Sundance). The ticket was free though and a movie sounded like a great way to spend a gray Thursday evening.
I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this movie. I cannot wait until it comes out in theaters at the end of May so I can see it again. I'm also planning on buying the soundtrack. The story, the music, the acting were all just amazing. It's really worth seeing just for the music alone. (Check out the Once movie website for a preview.)
After the screening, there was a Q & A session with the director and Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (the actors). Glen and Marketa then played two songs from the movie for us. What an amazing night!
FYI, I was not paid for this recommendation.