Thursday, March 06, 2008

YouTubesday

My most recent song obsession. This movie is so beautiful and pure. I saw Glen and Marketa perform it at the Academy Awards and was instantly cheering them on to win. (Which they did) I saw the movie as soon afterwards as I could. I highly recommend it to everyone.

10 comments:

bon said...

Right, this movie is rated "R"... and I never watch "R" rated movies. However after looking closer at this movie, I discover that it is rated "R" for language only. As it happens, Irish swearing never sounds fook-all like swearing to me... and I tend to have a filthier soundtrack running through my OWN skull than that of some lovely Irish pronunciation of shiite.

I will put it in my Netflix queue, thanks for the recca!

elizasmom said...

I am so eager to see ths, too! Also, trivia for you if you're looking for good movies with Irish people making music, didya know he was in The Commitments, which was a great movie, based on a Roddy Doyle book, that was released in the early 1990s? My college roommates and I were hopelessly devoted to it. Great music, lotsa gorgeous accents. (Also swearing, bon, but I don't remember too much other hanky-panky of an R nature, although I hasten to add that it's been 13 years or so since I saw it last.)

bon said...

AHHH! The Commitments! The only reason I do NOT own this movie is because of its copious swearing (there was the teensiest bit of naughty involving the horn player... but umm, EW!)!

..."And, And Fookin' And!"

Again, I love it too much for to be crude. Right? RIGHT?!

But I do own the soundtrack, and I love it SO!

bon said...

Good heavens! i just realized that the lead in "Once" was the read-head from "The Commitments."

Prime example of a rather goofy looking young man becoming a Hot Patottie as he ages. Same thing happened with Dadguy. Was rather goofy looking teen, was darn cute when I met him, but has now reached "HP" status. Maybe it's just the gingers.

bonrhe said...

Ahem.. RED head

bonrhe said...

crap... and I need to change back to my proper identity!

elizasmom said...

Yes! That is what I was rather inarticulately babbling about! And I agree r.e. growing up good.

bon said...

Oh.... and on another, primarily unrelated note; I once worked with a guy who claimed to be able to teach anyone how to speak with an Irish brogue. He was a former directors assistant who had worked in Hollywood for a few years and I was intrigued. He was handsome in a grungy Ryan Seacrest sort of a way so I'm sure that helped. It was probably particularly entertaining for him, as he had only just met me, and only knew my "brand new returned missionary" personna. Read: sweet and innocent.

Repeat after me... "Whale... Oil.. Beef... Hooked." It was extra fun because I always fall for these stupid things.

Beth said...

Oh! Is it good? I've been wondering about it since the Oscars. I'll take your rec any day:)

elizasmom said...

Hey — how's the first day back at work? Hope all went well!