Begin Again Synopsis
The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are...
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HitFix

By Drew McWeeny
John Carney, who wrote and directed "Once," has made another great film that focuses on songwriters and the way their lives influence their...
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88

The Wrap

By Alonso Duralde
Begin Again is as uncynical and unironic a film as I've seen in a while, which will no doubt be a turn-off to many. But like a catchy...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
The film’s quiet pleasures creep up on you.
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80

Empire

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Begin Again is a joyous movie about the good things in life: love, family, relationships, New York, creativity and music. And Knightley and...
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80

Variety

By Peter Debruge
A film that lays emotions on the line and then drives them home with music.
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75

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
As a whole, it's a fairly mannered treatment of an expressive medium.
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75

RogerEbert.com

By Susan Wloszczyna
With its cast of extremely likable performers, the perfect summer-in-the-city backdrop—in this case, New York — and a soundtrack stuffed...
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75

Slant Magazine

By David Lee Dallas
It's a film that lives in the high and not in the comedown, even though its characters are often stalled and wallowing.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Lon Grahnke
When the songs work well, as a few of them do, much can be forgiven.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Ruffalo and Knightley make an engaging pair of colleagues and their musical adventure together results in an enchanting, gently funny and...
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By jshall328
We loved the film. I thought the characters were very well developed and so, it was realistic with wonderful surprises throughout. There is lots of music and all of it different and fun. I want to...

By ubza123
I love it! It had an Indie feeling and I really like to soundtrack. I always like Kiera Knightly and Mark Ruffolo. I thought this was very good and it avoided some of the cheesy mistakes that...

Loved it!

By louisekraz
This is a wonderful story about the fight between creativity and commercialism. That may sound tedious but it is not. This is a delightful story with two fab stars--Keira Knightley and yummy Mark...

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By ajs316
feel good movie of the summer!...

Fun but not fantastic

By tglenn45
My 17 year old daughter and I liked "Begin Again". The cast was amazing. The creative way they chose to make music was great. Good Date Movie. Teenagers on up would enjoy more than young children....

By pua4uu
Endearing, sentimental and I loved the music and lyrics....

Starts slow, ends well.

By christopherheaton
Begin Again is repetitive at first and slow to get going. Hoever, the middle and ending were good. I would recommend this movie to others....

loved it!

By Traceybythesea
great, sweet story of two people who were at rock bottom and needed a break. Loved that the usual storyline didn't prevail and that it ended with empowerment. Bravo. Beautifully done...

Nice music

By danferrall
A great way to spend a couple of hours watching people trying to find their way in difficult relationships....

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Rated R | For for language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Music-heavy film explores reinvention and forgiveness.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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DRINKING & DRUGS
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