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Sing Street

Sing Street
  • 2016
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: John Carney
  • Cast: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen
  • UK release: 22 April 2016

Fifteen year old Dubliner, Cosmo (Walsh-Peelo), moves from a posh school to a terrifying inner city institution, where in order to deter bullies and attract aspiring model Raphina (Boynton), he starts a band. A little cloying, but overall a funny, cheering sweetly optimistic romance with wit, character and grit.

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Sing Street is a funny, boisterous and joyously uplifting musical comedy. Set in Dublin in 1985, it's a loving homage to the '80s, full of in-joke cultural references. Conor is a new kid at an inner-city school who gradually musters the courage to talk to beautiful model Raphina. He asks her to be in his music video and she agrees only problem is, he's not yet in a band. With his older brother Brendan (Jack Reynor) and a charming crew of mates, Conor blossoms from timid kid to cool teen, finding in music the power to escape his troubled home life. Full of infectious musical set-pieces and tremendously likeable performances, Sing Street is a joy.

Ireland/UK/USA 2016 106 mins

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Sing Street

18 Feb 20164 stars

Glasgow Film Festival: Foot-tapping dramedy from Irish director John Carney

The low-key charms of John Carney’s 2007 breakthrough Once have been somewhat trampled by the stampeding success of the associated stage show. Following his dalliance with a higher-profile cinematic production – in the shape of the US-based…

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