Begin Again | Blogmas Day 22
Happy Blogmas day 22 guys!
So today's review is a film that I saw for the first time at the beginning of the month and it instantly made me feel happy and warm and fuzzy, in the way that Christmas should. So I thought that it was only fitting to review it this close to Christmas day!
The film is about a songwriter called Gretta who goes to New York with her boyfriend, also a songwriter/singer, when he gets a record deal. However, for one reason or another, the pair break up. Leaving Gretta in New York with no idea of what to do next. Enter Dan, a record executive who discovers Gretta singing in a club just when he's searching for a new sound. Together, and with the help of some friends, they use New York City to make Gretta's first album.
This film is beautiful, just beautiful.
It's a musical, but not in the 'I have to sing this song to express my feelings every 5 minutes' musical, a musical in the sense that music plays such a huge part in the film that it literally could not exist without it.
Gretta and her boyfriend are played by Keira Knightley and Adam Levine. I knew that Adam Levine was a singer, so I was sure that the songs he sang would be amazing. However, I didn't know that Keira Knightley could sing, so I was really surprised when I went on the Wikipedia for this film and saw that it actually was her singing. She did an amazing job with it!
And then there's the other cast members. Mark Ruffalo plays Dan, and he was amazing in this role, as he is in every role. He was actually one of the main reasons that I put this film on in the first place, and he certainly didn't disappoint!
But there's also the addition of the rest of the amazing cast. We have Hailee Steinfeld, James Corden, CeeLo Green, and Catherine Keener (the mum from 'Get Out') - and they're all amazing in the roles that they play and just make the film that much better.
I loved the vulnerability of the characters in this film. Even though it was Gretta's album, many of them had a lot to lose with it's failure, and that made the film so interesting. You want them to succeed almost as if you actually know them!
Overall, this is such a great watch. Great songs with an extremely interesting story, be sure to check it out!
Have you seen this? Do you want to?
It's 3 days until Christmas!
Come back tomorrow for Blogmas day 23!