Rated PG-13, 1 Hour, 46 minutes.
Dannify Rating: 5/5 Stars, yes. perfect score.
Ok. Perfect score movie. I have to admit that this hasn’t happened in a while. This movie deserves it though. That is what happens when you take Ireland, 80’s music, and a great story and put them together.
I had this on my Netflix list for a while now. One of my book club friends suggested that I watch this movie and review it. So last night, I was a little wired. I had just finished playing some Skyrim and I decided that I wasn’t ready to go to bed yet. I had the day off today, so I started a late-night movie adventure: Sing Street.
Conor, played by Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, is a 15 year-old guy who is forced to go to a rough school because his parents are struggling financially. Since he is the new kid, he is bullied,of course. Fresh meat. One day though, he meets a beauty that lives across the street from the school, and he decides it’s time to start a band. As the year goes on, tensions at home become greater, while Conor and his band, Sing Street, get better. This movie is about finding yourself and following your heart. There is no way on earth that you can watch this movie and not feel happy and hopeful at the end. Sing Street takes place in Dublin, Ireland, set in the mid 80’s when some of the best music was big in Europe and music videos were the big thing!
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo is super cute and definitely someone to watch as he is going to be big. Jack Raynor, who plays Conor’s older brother / musical guru, reminds me of an Irish Seth Rogan. He is a great actor and I am sure we are going to see him blow up the big screen as well. And lets not forget Lucy Boynton! Her character, Raphina, was the beauty who inspired the band and the songs. Her resume is a bit more extensive, but she reminds me of Sienna Miller.
IMDB showed that this move made only a little over 3 million total. It was nominated for a Golden Globe. It didn’t get much hype, and I feel like the world was robbed. So I am here to spread the word. I loved this movie so much re-watched it this morning when I woke up. And I may have added the soundtrack to my Spotify library.
Have you seen this movie? What did you think? If you haven’t watched it yet, get it on Netflix!!