Find out how two lonely souls can achieve great things starting from nothing, in a city where being on your own can be quite tough. With a tiny budget, they will record an album in the streets, on the roofs and bridges... They will gather musicians from the streets as well.
A beautiful movie that shows a side of the city you have never seen yet. Behind the towers and under New York's skyline, there is a whole other way of life where artists struggle to make their way to the top. Living the American dream is always hard, but it's easier when you have someone to share it with.
Begin Again's scenario is full of surprises, trading all the clichés for unexpected plot twists. Several times, you will tend to let prejudice, rumors and appearance judge the characters, but you will find out later that you were wrong. That's one of the things I loved most about the movie - it teaches you that you can't judge a book by its cover. (e.g.: pay attention to Mark Ruffalo's character; you'll be surprised).
(SPOILERS - DON'T READ IF YOU WANT TO BE SURPRISED WHEN WATCHING THE MOVIE)- At the end of the day, the characters will make up and forgive each other, but fortunately they'll be smart enough not to do the same mistakes twice. They will forgive and forget, but they will still move on.
With breathtaking pictures of the Big Apple and an addictive soundtrack, the movie is a beautiful ode to those musicians who sometimes get unnoticed in the streets, but whose talent lights up the city that never sleeps. The whole casting has done an excellent job, but the biggest and greatest surprise remains Keira Knightley's enchanting voice.
I recommend you download the soundtrack as soon as you finish the movie. As I mentioned afore, it's an ode to New York and its artists, friendship and forgiveness.