I saw this beautifully made film the other night & now I cannot get it out of my head.
Set in New York city, starring Keira Knightley & Mark Ruffalo – this movie ebs between the current & recent past of their lives as they try to find themselves again through music & friendship.
It also stars Adam Levine of Maroon 5 fame, as the long-time boyfriend who makes it big as a musician in New York.
One to watch is young Hailee Steinfeld, who we haven’t seen since her Academy Award nominated role as the little girl in True Grit, but who has grown into a stunningly beautiful & talented 17 yr old.
Begin Again also stars hilarious James Corden (above) & Catherine Keener.
Hats off to costume designer Arjun Bhasin for Keira’s character Gretta’s wardrobe.
I loved every outfit she wore – relaxed styling, vintage dresses, slight tomboy / Annie Hall feel.
It made me want to reach for my leather satchel, a summer dress, leather belt & jump on a bicycle with a basket.
Written and directed by John Carney who made a similar musical film Once (in 2007 & set in Dublin). He certainly knows how to combine music, comedy, romance & feel-good all in one.
If you love New York & music – Begin Again – is definitely for you.