Spotlight – Begin Again (2013)

It might be the end of the weekend but don’t worry, we’ve got a great Spotlight film for you this week in the form of heart-warming drama, Begin Again, starring Mark Ruffalo and Kiera Knightly.

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.

Begin Again is a great movie for anyone who needs a gentle reminder that anything in life is possible and that regardless of life’s knock-backs, we should all purse our dreams, regardless of unexpected direction they may take us in.