So it’s only March and already I am going to make a bold statement and say I don’t think I will see a funnier heart warming film this year that will top Sing Street.
It’s been said by many that this Irish production is quite literally The Commitments but with a much younger cast. I have to say when I heard this I wasn’t too excited about seeing it as remakes of any shape or form of some of the greatesr films rarely go down well.
I was wrong though,Sing Street is no remake, it’s right out there on its own. The film takes us back to Dublin in the 1980’s duringa recession and Conor’s parents have taken him out of his private school and sent him to an inner city public school. His older brother Brendan (Jack Reynor) is a college dropoutwho has always told Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) to follow his dreams as he never did.
School life is tough for Conor until he sets his sights on Raphina (Lucy Boynton) who calls herself a “model”. To impress her he sets up a band and asks her to star in the video. Calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the ‘80s, he forms a band with a few lads all of whom bring some brilliant humor to the table.
Mixed up in the love and heartbreak we begin to see a bond between Conor and Brendan. I was never really a fan of Reynor until this film, he plays the part well and there are some beautiful emotional scenes at the end of the film between the pair.
I really cannot wait for this to hit cinemas so I can go see it again with my friends. If you enjoy films like The Van and The Snapper,Sing Street is a must-see for you. It also features a memorable soundtrack with hits from The Cure, Duran Duran, The Police, and Genesis Music fans will love it. In fact everyone will love it!