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'Begin Again' uses music to heal the hurt
'Begin Again' uses music to heal the hurt

Begin Again Starz/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.99 Available on VOD Tuesday "Once" writer-director John Carney returns to the quasi-musical genre with "Begin Again," which stars Keira Knightley as an amateur singer-songwriter who comes to New York with her rock-star boyfriend (played by Adam Levine). After she gets jilted, she makes her own album on the streets of New York with the help of a disgraced, alcoholic former record mogul (Mark Ruffalo). The situation is contrived, and the music doesn't fit as naturally into the story as it does in "Once," but the songs are catchy (thanks to their composer, New Radicals' Gregg Alexander), and the...

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