Jesus Christ, do I have a lot of work left behind or what?
Finally got the chance to watch Begin Again, the highly praised film of 2013, and boy, I was not disappointed.
Quick sidebar: with so many balls up in the air, I do my best to avoid the things that I want to experience first hand. Music, movies, books are all jotted down in a tiny little (now long) list that I have committed to start going through the moment school is over. So… :) (hint hint)
This is one of those movies you instantly fall in love with. Hands down, right away, the moment that beautiful soundtrack plays, you’ll fall in love with it. Throw in a Ruffalo that aged very well in spite of the role-required beer belly and the naïveté of a waif-like Englishwoman in the form of Kiera Knightley, and you’ve got yourself a melancholic hit, best for viewing on a rainy season, with a partner, a group or alone, definitely under the covers, definitely touching some skin.
For those who have not seen it yet, please do so. Do not deny yourself the pleasure of fantastic narrative and riveting music. Do not deny yourself of the feels trip that come with every twist and turn of this film.
I first heard about this movie a couple of months ago, when the ultimate fangirl Adah decided to immerse herself in independent film. One of her best picks at the tenth anniversary of Cinema One Originals is exactly this movie.
Normally, I would watch indies turned commercial to see what’s the difference from its festival screening. Antoinette Jadaone’s distributor sure is a good one.
There are so many blogs that sprout overnight, from top 10 hugot lines from the movie to reviews left and right, but I hope to indulge you with lines from the film applicable to life in general.
Le Beau’s flight back to NJ was quick, albeit bittersweet, but one of the first things he told me when he got home was this movie, Boyhood. Filmed over the course of 12 years, Boyhood shows the ups and downs of growing up in the eyes of a child. With my weekend spoiled by an illness, I had some time to burn, and I must say the perspective was the perfect view.
Spoiler alert, spoiler alert, you have been warned.