Sing Street

Sing Street

DVD - 2016
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See 1980s Dublin through the eyes of fourteen-year-old Conor, who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents' relationship and money troubles while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool Raphina. With the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band's music videos. There's only one problem: he's not part of a band yet.

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gurujr
Dec 13, 2017

Good-hearted movie. Sort of the Commitments meets Breakfast Club with lots of 1980s soundtracks. Well worth the watch.

AL_READ Nov 27, 2017

From the director of "Once" and "Begin Again" comes another heartwarming film about the ways in which music can impact a person's life. "Sing Street" is a coming of age story set in Dublin, Ireland, and while the plot tends to be predictable, I still found this to be an entertaining film. The child actors are charming, which is particularly impressive because most are unknowns. Fans of the 80s will enjoy "Sing Street" because it is very much a portrait of that decade with a soundtrack to match. I enjoyed watching the kids work their way through the popular bands of the time while trying to find belonging in a band of their own.

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merci4u
Nov 03, 2017

Such a heartwarming movie! Music is our best friend.

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Fizgot
Oct 04, 2017

It was so boring I couldn't be bothered to finish the movie. I don't mean it was 'bad'. It was competently directed and had believable characters and well written dialogue, and I could see someone who isn't me getting a lot out of it. It's just that the movie offered no compelling reason to care.

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pink_armadillo_78
Oct 02, 2017

I had expected more from this movie based on the reviews. The plot was pretty predictable and familiar, the music felt more and more inauthentic to the era as the movie went on, and most of the supporting characters were totally two dimensional. That being said, there were fun moments. It's not horrible, but it's not great.

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poolman
Sep 22, 2017

Such a pleasant and realistic contrast with the way Hollywood usually treats movies about adolescents. Here the kids are normal, with normal problems and hopes and desires and live lives far removed from the earth-shaking angsts that American teens so often display cinematically. This is comfortable, gentle, tender, compassionate enjoyable film making. And watching.

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william13oliver15
Jul 23, 2017

Watched this with the teenagers they liked it. Typical boy meetd and tries to impress girl storyline. Great soundtrack of 80's music. Nice feel good movie

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firefly5
May 05, 2017

I can't give this more than 1/2 a star. I kept hoping it would get better. I know the main character had problems with his home life, too much fighting and drinking by his parents. I did like the fantasy prom scene, band in suits, everyone dancing and having a great time. To each their own, I guess.

Library_Jill Apr 08, 2017

A story about first love, music, family, and independence, set in 1980s Dublin, this film is definitely what I would call "cute," but in the least-cheesy sense of the term. There is emotional weight to this story, but it is also just a lot of fun, and you want to root for the young characters who dream of a world full of hope, even when reality seems discouraging--I absolutely loved the imaginary "prom" scene during one of the band's songs. Fans of "The Commitments" and "Once" will no doubt find a lot to love here, but also fans of "Back to the Future," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Pretty in Pink," and other '80s movies, as they do such a good job of recapturing the '80s feel.

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britprincess1ajax
Mar 28, 2017

Nothing is more triumphant than art produced out of struggle. Nothing of any value just crops up; it has to be worked hard for to gain its worth. The fight adds beauty. And that's what we get in SING STREET. Set in the eighties, young Irish teenage boy Conor Lawler is experiencing the harsh economics times plaguing Ireland, foisting him out of his nice Jesuit private school and into the shady bully-infested corridors of the Roman Catholic public education system. Making music in these abysmal conditions amounts to a great amount of wisdom, not to mention a few decent tunes. And it feels very genuine to the experience of growing up, facing hard truths but discovering a great deal of happiness, too. Underrated and under the radar, SING STREET deserves some applause. I recommend it.

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Mar 28, 2017

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