Begin Again (2013)
Dan: That’s what I love about music. All these banalities suddenly turn into beautiful pearls.
Premise from imdb: A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.
Stranger passing out tracts on subway: I thought there was no hope. I thought there were no answers, but then I found God. He may not be on our time, but He’s always on time.
|Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley|
Gretta: What’s beauty got to do with it?Dan: You’re tricky, aren’t you?Gretta: No, I just think music’s got to do with ears, not eyes.Dan: You gotta do whatever you can to get people in to your show so the music can do its work.
|Keira Knightley and Adam Levine|
Keira, Hailee Steinfeld and Mark
Cast from Wikipedia:
- Keira Knightley as Gretta
- Mark Ruffalo as Dan Mulligan
- Adam Levine as Dave Kohl, Gretta's ex-boyfriend
- Hailee Steinfeld as Violet Mulligan, Dan's daughter
- James Corden as Steve, Gretta's best friend
- CeeLo Green as Trouble Gum
- Mos Def as Saul, Dan's long-time business partner
- Catherine Keener as Miriam, Dan's divorced spouse
Storyline from imdb: Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Written by- The Weinstein Company
Keira Knightley sings:
TELL ME IF YOU WANNA GO HOME
LIKE A FOOL AGAIN
A STEP YOU CAN'T TAKE BACK