Sing Street Review

Sing Street is the story of a young Irish boy in the 80’s forming a band to impress a girl. The plot is that simple. In saying that though, this is one of the best movies of the year. This is a heart-warming story of a young boy’s relationship with his friends, his family, the girl and most importantly, his brother. This story follows the evolution of the Band with the backdrop of the unemployment issues faced by the Irish and the struggles of this family face.

Full of young talent, there is a large amount of humour in the film, and sometimes you may even feel the need for subtitles to understand what everyone is saying. A standout in the movie is Jack Reynor, who had previously been the boyfriend of Mark Wahlberg’s daughter in transformers, though this performance shows just how good an actor he is. His portrayal of the older brother was quite strong and the way he spoke about different music makes you believe in his passion.

Something that works so well in this movie is the drama. The drama is believable and works throughout, and does not feel like the filmmakers are creating drama for the sake of the story. Things happen to Connor (played by Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) the main character that affects his life in different ways but it does not go over the top. The movie stays grounded and that’s why the movie is as good as it is. An example of this is the altercation with the schools head Brother; the director never tries to create more tension than was required to make the movie work.

I would recommend this movie to anyone regardless of his or her taste in film. With its great 80s soundtrack and crazy 80s fashion there is a lot to enjoy about this movie. I put Sing Street in my top 5 movies of 2016 so far.

Sing Street scored a HD with 90%

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