People, listen up. You need to go see this movie. Seriously. (Minneapolis people: it's at the Uptown this very week.)
We were going to see Knocked Up (and we will, sooner or later). But it's my birthday, and dinner happened to be finished at an inconvenient point between showtimes for the big Hollywood comedy... so I used my Birthday Power™ to go see Once.
I shit you not: I haven't seen a better movie in years. Everything I hate about big dumb musicals stays a world away from this story, and yet somehow everything that's awesome about them finds its way in. It's very strange, and -- here's an adjective I haven't used about a movie in a while -- surprising. Go. Then come back and tell me how right I was.