Featuring Glen Hansard from the band The Frames, the film Once is about an Irish street musician and a Czech immigrant sharing a musical experience together, and ultimately revealing a unique love story. The movie can be called a “musical” but it handles the format in an engaging way. The story is built around the music where at times the songs intersect the story and sometimes it takes center stage. Considering many of the captivating songs had come from the album “The Cost,” the music is the driving force through the film. The movie becomes a fully narrative music video which takes an intimate look inside two people’s lives, their love, and the creative process. I loved the film and plan to see it again.