"Four stars (R)
Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova
Writer-director John Carney presents an “art house musical,” but don’t be misled by the word “musical.” This is not one of those films where people break into song and dance in the middle of a conversation. The songs are a natural part of the characters’ lives. Nothing cheesy here, just a gritty, charming, low-key story of two musicians, both hurting from broken relationships, who find support with each other, shot documentary-style with hand-held cameras. And the music is wonderful. 88 minutes.
DVD INFO: Includes audio commentary and featurettes.