Ginger from Dublin, 08 Jan 2009
Well, I was really impressed. Having known these guys for about 15 years now, I knew I could expect a quality piece of art & was very excited to see it since I hadn't spoken to any of the lads in 4 or 5 years. However; it was far better than I expected & wasn't the typical love story you would picture from the trailers in that the 2 protagonists never actually do what you'd expect them to do. The gang blew me away as usual with their musical performances & although I knew Glen could act based
Not a musical, don't worry - it's BRILLIANT!
Niamh from Dublin, 29 Feb 2008
This movie has the look of a documentary at first, but then you begin to feel that you are the fly on the wall of real lives of two wonderful people who meet, make fab music together and fall for each other. Captivating, inspiring, un-Hollywood-ised, micro budget, made in three weeks on a couple of handycams, non-actors but real artists. It's real, and that's why it's magical! Watch it, and then go out and buy the soundtrack, The Swell Season album, and some Frames albums. My fave Irish film.
Ciaran from Dublin, 25 Jun 2008
Could also be knows as "A tour of Dublin to the music of 'The Frames'", Once is a short and sweet movie that relies on believable characters, a nice story and good music to entertain us. And for me it worked very well. No real drama occurs sand there's no extensive plot but the leads play their roles very well and it's just all quietly enjoyable.
Really enjoyed it!
Noreta from Limerick, 16 Jul 2008
At the start I worried that I might end up bored to tears, but I have to say before long I was really into it. It's a very raw very real movie and doesn't end how you'd expect. The fact that it's a musical shouldn't put you off, they don't burst into song for no reason and if you like Glens stuff there isn't a song you won't like!
Irish and Brilliant!
Feargal from Meath, 03 Sep 2008
At last, an Irish film that is actually brilliant! I was concerned about another chickflick endured for my partner but as it went on it got better and better. I was never a fan of the Frames but the music was excellent and its no surprise that these two played to an audience of 5,000 in Radio City Hall in New York last week.