Begin Again (2013)

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Kuning-kuning di belakang = NYC

Di sutradarai dan ditulis John Carney, I have a high expectation for this film because Once has such a great impact on me and I hope Carney will bring the excitement of performing like he did with Once. Sayangnya, gue rasa dia gagal.
Dibintangi oleh Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, dan James Corden. Gretta (Knightley) yang baru putus dari pacar rock star nya, Dave (Levine), ‘dipaksa’ bernyanyi oleh temannya, Steve (James Corden), di sebuah bar dimana Ia bertemu oleh Dan (Ruffalo), ex-music label executive yang baru dipecat. And then they make an album on the street and stuffs.
Gue rasa film ini gak terlalu berhasil karena: 1) Terlalu banyak flashback dan lagu yang diulang which makes it a bit boring tapi mungkin Carney berusaha untuk menjadi lebih modern. 2) Gak ada benang merah di performance nya because basically there are only 2 performers in this movie dan cuman ada satu lagu duet mereka. Lagu lainnya bisa dibilang solo karena gak ada chemistry sama sekali antara Knightley dan member ‘band’nya. I mean, di Once lo bisa liat Glen Hansard at least makes eye contact to the drum, bass, and guitar player to make sure they know their parts. I also think that there is too many instrument players and that makes it less intimate.
Jika di Once condong ke Pop-Folk-Indie shits, Begin Again is a Pop-Rock shits dengan beat mainstream but okay lyrics. As for the plot story, I like Once better because I like the intimacy of two people working together and Begin Again rasanya terlalu sumpek dengan semua casts nya.
Movie Rate: 7/10

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