Hello, fellow moviegoers!
Sing Street is directed by John Carney, and it stars Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Jack Reynor, and Aiden Gillen. This film follows a 1980s Irish teenager named Conor. When Conor gets transferred to a new school, he meets a girl that he really wants to impress, so he asks her to be in a music video for the band he is in. When she says yes, he then goes to his friends and says that they need to form a band.
The story told is a simple one, and it’s one that we’ve seen films tell in the past. However, Sing Street manages to take this common concept and it revitalize it to make an absolutely wonderful film. Sing Street is undoubtedly one of the best films of the year!
Part of what makes Sing Street so special is the amount of heart that it has. This film is one that anybody can watch and relate to. The film is less than two hours long, but in that time you get really connected to these characters. The bond between the two brothers in the film is particularly realistic. They are each different from each other, and they are incredibly genuine.
Jack Reynor, who plays the older brother gives the best performance in the film, which is saying a lot. There are several scenes throughout the film that remind you of the type of scene you see in an Oscar sizzle-reel right before they give out the award. What makes me sad is the improbability that he will receive any attention come awards season. He absolutely deserves to be Oscar-nominated for this role, although I doubt he will because almost nobody has heard of this film.
The comedy in the film is used very well. In all reality, comedy is a frequent thing in our lives. We don’t live in the over serious dramas that win Oscars, and we don’t live in Adam Sandler movies. We’re somewhere in between. Sing Street finds that really strong balance between being dramatic and having humor. It adds to the overall realism of the film, and it keeps the audience invested in the characters and the plot.
The original music in the film is almost as fun as the movie itself. Each song in the film fits the 80s setting extremely well. The songs Riddle of the Model and Brown Shoes stand out as being really fun to listen to. What makes the music even better is you get to see the inspiration the characters have for writing these songs, and you get to witness the writing process.
There’s only one thing about the film that bothers me a little bit. At one point a character makes a bold decision, then a few minutes later it’s as if they forgot about it. They act like things didn’t change, and it feels like they just walked back on that decision. Granted, that’s a really nitpicky thing, and the fact that it is the only flaw I can think of is a testament to how great the film is!
Sing Street will most definitely be on my Top Ten films of the year list. It takes a theme and story that we’ve seen many times before, and it makes it feel completely new and original. It features a great mix of drama and comedy, and the film overall just feels incredibly realistic. I would very highly recommend Sing Street. It is on Netflix, so go check it out! You won’t regret it!
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