Blu-Ray Pick of the Week: "Once" (2006)

An absolute gem this week in John Carney's Once, from 2006. A low budget film made with amateur actors about a brief tryst with falling in love and being in love with music. Real life musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova star as two struggling artists who meet up to make a quick record in a week's time. It's hard to find a movie more charming than this one- the only reason you wouldn't like it is if you somehow didn't like the songs, which Hansard and Irglova composed themselves. The main track "Falling Slowly" won the Oscar for Best Original Song that year too.