‘Begin Again’: Romance reaches a sweet pitch

July 1, 2014 7:15 PM

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A movie review of “Begin Again”: Lightning doesn’t strike twice for filmmaker John Carney (“Once”), but sunshine works, too, says movie critic Moira Macdonald, who gave the musical romance starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo three stars out of four.

Can quiet lightning strike twice? Eight years ago, an unknown Irish filmmaker named John Carney released a gentle movie musical called “Once,” about an unnamed man and woman (he an Irish street musician; she an immigrant single mother) who meet and connect through song. Audiences embraced this littl...

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