Sing Street is a story about a boy who meets a girl, forms a band and writes music that changes all of their lives
Here is the synopsis for Sing Street:
“Like his earlier films ONCE and BEGIN AGAIN, SING STREET is inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, and tells the story of a 14-year-old named Cosmo growing up in 80’s Dublin who must break free of a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, deal with his drop-out older brother’s antics, and survive a new public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are tougher. Cosmo writes a song, forms a scrappy band with some school mates, writes more songs, and shoots some wicked music videos. But when he realizes he can’t save his family, he must make a family of his own.”
I really enjoyed Sing Street. It has all the great songs and crazy styles that existed in the 1980’s along with all of the musical freedom that made that era so amazing. I really liked Ferdia Walsh-Peelo as Conor, he was the stand out star to me. To see his character grow, change and develop into someone even he wouldn’t have thought possible at the start of the film was truly a joy to witness. Conor has this great gift of bringing the most unlikely people together and making songs from a bunch of different genres and each one is simply marvelous. My favorite song had to be “Drive it like you stole it” because it is such a powerful ballad and the scene where it plays in is one of the best in the entire movie. Overall Sing Street is one of the better original movies I have seen this year and is a film almost everyone will be able to enjoy. You can learn more about this Sing Street right here.
Sing Street gets 9/10. With original music, a stellar cast of mostly unknowns and a clever plot along with an ending that will surprise there really is little not to like here. The movie has a fluid progression and has all of the things that can make the teens years tough but proves that as long as you have friends by your side you will be just fine. Definitely a movie that is worth checking out this weekend. You can hear some of the buzz on this film on Facebook and Twitter.
If you like music from the 1980’s you will definitely want to see Sing Street. If you are in the mood for a musical comedy this is the movie for you. Sing Street comes out this Friday.
Watch the music filled trailer here: