Begin Again

Lists: Music, Film Quest 2015 - The Challenge Part II, Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Greta's (Keira Knightley) celebrity boyfriend (Adam Levine) breaks up with her after a long-term relationship, leaving the singer to find success on her own. With the help of record producer Dan (Mark Ruffalo) and hip-hop celebrity Trouble Gum (Cee Lo Green), will Greta's musical ambitions be fulfilled?"

Overall Ranking: 1166 (Rank from 2014: # 62)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 23.53%
Regular 52.94%
Half-Popped 23.53%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Fr Dennis97(full review)
Carly Booth97(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman85 - Thoroughly charming with a great soundtrack
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Bryan Lienesch84 - It's Indie (the music scene, anyway) without being pretentious, rebellious without being obstructive.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 5
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread82(full review)Comedy: 6
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin80(full review)
Stu Loves Film80(full review)
ClairestBearest Reviews80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest78Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 4
Sober Film Critic James Brown75 - As a guy in my twenties who has steered away from the subpar music landscape of today, I wholeheartedly believe that the industry has gone to hell. A film for music aficionados, the sugary Begin Again shows us the path to find the new pearls of this endangered art today.
(full review)
Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis70(full review)
David Baruffi70(full review)
Citizen Charlie61(full review)
Dan O'Neill60(full review)
Adam Mulgrew60(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews43(full review)

People Involved

  • Adam Levine (Dave)
  • Keira Knightley (Gretta)
  • Mark Ruffalo (Dan)
  • Cee Lo Green (Trouble Gum)
  • Hailee Steinfeld (Violet)
  • Catherine Keener (Miriam)
  • James Corden (Steve)
  • Mos Def (Saul)
  • Aya Cash (Jenny)
  • Maddie Corman (Phillis)
  • John Carney (Director)