ELLE Reviews: Begin Again

Keira Knightley & Mark Ruffalo

Keira Knightley continues her run of surprisingly fun film choices (following her plucky girlfriend turn Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) in this funny, off-beat indie-rom-com.

The excellent cast, all at the top of their game, includes Avengers star Mark Ruffalo, as a drunk divorced A&R man Dan, Hailee Steinfeld as his wayward daughter, and Christine Keener as his tough-talking ex wife. Adam Levine is very convincing as a new music sensation (he has been there in ral life, if memory serves), and ELLE cover star Keira is adorable, charming and likeable as his dumped girlfriend, Greta, who hooks up with Dan to make an album of her own on the streets of NY.

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Top supporting turns by James Corden as Greta's old mate Steve (basically, he's playing James Corden), CeeLo Green, New York City, and the NY music scene in general.

The film is exactly what you need from an imdi-rom com: romantic, comedic, slightly dark and a blissfully satisfying, unpredictable ending. Go see when it opens on July 11th. Until then, enjoy this:

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