Sing Street is a touching and toe-tapping delight from start to finish. Like an Irish, musical Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Sing Street transposes the universal themes of youth and growth through pop references without shying from sadness or into saccharine.
Mixing tunes you’ll know with original compositions you’ll wish you’d heard sooner, music leads and liberates the onscreen emotions in a constant evolution which ensures that the film doesn’t lose its tempo as the band find their rhythm.
Carney’s secret weapon (musicality being obvious) is perfect casting; young, old and in-between, no actor misses a single beat.
Filled with nostalgia, humour and warming grace-notes, Sing Street rocks and you can’t help but to get stuck in the jam.
CAST: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton
DIRECTOR: John Carney
WRITER: John Carney
SYNOPSIS: A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.