Every few years, there’s a movie that comes out that gets barely any press, is only in select theatres, and isn’t on for very long. But it ends up being one of the best films made in years. In 2007, that film was Once. I saw it at the cinemas with my husband after reading about it online and we loved it. It’s a beautifully quiet love story centred around the music created by a guy and girl in Dublin (and they quite literally are called “guy” and “girl” – the characters don’t have names). So, when I heard the film had been turned into a musical I was excited. When I heard it was coming to Melbourne I was doubly excited. THEN when I was given two free tickets by Nuffnang Australia to the opening night on Saturday I just about lost my damn mind.