There’s reason to half-believe that Once (Fox Searchlight, 5.18), a curiously intoxicating date movie, might catch on. A suggested copy line — “If you can’t get laid after seeing Once with someone you’re after, you can’t get laid” — is one reason. Whatever the odds of this happening (a decent box-office haul, that is), it seems that director John Carney is planning on some kind of spirited reception.

Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova in Once

A friend who spoke with him in L.A. after a recent press screening says he intends to shoot a sequel about the continuing romantic travails of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova‘s characters. Call it a kind of nod to Richard Linklater‘s decision to shoot Before Sunset as a completion of Before Sunrise.