Review: 'Once' filmmaker offers heartfelt treatment on healing power of music in 'Begin Again'

  • by: DAVID ROONEY , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 25, 2014 - 7:15 AM

LOS ANGELES — "Begin Again" sees Irish writer-director John Carney on a larger canvas, revisiting themes from his lo-fi 2006 indie hit "Once" — chief among them the emotional connectivity of music. Swapping Dublin for New York, and trading a single couple for a group of people all trying to mend broken bonds or forge new ones, the touching film again trades in uncynical heart-on-its-sleeve sentiment, and deploys a series of gentle ballads, a number of them performed by star Keira Knightley.

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