Sing Street

Sing Street

DVD - 2016
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See 1980s Dublin through the eyes of fourteen-year-old Conor, who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents' relationship and money troubles while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool Raphina. With the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band's music videos. There's only one problem: he's not part of a band yet.


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A fun romp of a film with signature 80s music that is guaranteed to lift your spirits and get your toes tapping.

1980's Dublin boy makes a music video to impress a girl.

The movie musical is alive and well in Sing Street, which might just be the single most lovable movie of the last 5 years. The set-up is pretty well trod (a nerd starts a band to impress a girl) but the execution makes it warm and sweet and features some legitimately excellent original songs.

JCLIanH Jun 08, 2018

An incredibly fun and heartfelt crowd-pleaser with one of the best soundtracks in recent memory.

JCLStefanieE Feb 15, 2017

It's difficult for me to remember a more joyful, smart, and pleasant coming-of-age movie made in recent years. Sing Street is just as kooky, spontaneous, and anti-establishment as The Breakfast Club and just as sweet, silly, and romantic as Sixteen Candles. The infectious original songs, which Gl... Read More »

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Sep 25, 2020

What a charming movie, and the music/dance is terrific. It's Ireland, he's 14 and watching MTV. He sees a pretty girl and asks her to be in his band's video. Now he needs to create a band! His family is falling apart and school is discouraging, but he overcomes it all.

Mar 10, 2020

One of my favourites, something I can always rewatch. The music is time true and yet unique to the movie. And while the Ireland of the eighties is quite foreign to me, the basic themes are very familiar.

Mar 03, 2020

Rated 8/10.

I was not expecting much with this show, but it quite surprised me how the plot evolved. I quite enjoyed it. The acting was competent.

The two main characters of the band had a bit of Lennon and McCartney thing going on, which I enjoyed. The music was likable.

The relationship with the girl added a lot of interest, too, contrasting what was going on with the parents. His brother was a strange duck. Good character study.

All-in-all, a great effort!

Dec 07, 2019

In 1980’s Ireland, teenage Conor is hit hard by the recession. At his tough new inner-city school, he starts up a band to impress the mysterious and beautiful Raphina, and soon finds the value in expressing himself through music. Although this movie is technically a musical, it manages to avoid the cheesiness that generally comes with that genre. The acting is superb, even more so when you consider how inexperienced the majority of the cast was at the time. Raphina and Conor’s romance feels as natural as their relationships with others. The dialogue is funny, dark and has a deeper meaning every time I watch the movie. A must-see for movie lovers of all ages. Rating: 4/5
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Jul 31, 2019

What a great soundtrack to go with a great film!

Apr 01, 2019

A flashback to the M TV days.

JCLIanH Jun 08, 2018

An incredibly fun and heartfelt crowd-pleaser with one of the best soundtracks in recent memory.

Dec 13, 2017

Good-hearted movie. Sort of the Commitments meets Breakfast Club with lots of 1980s soundtracks. Well worth the watch.

ArapahoeRead Nov 27, 2017

From the director of "Once" and "Begin Again" comes another heartwarming film about the ways in which music can impact a person's life. "Sing Street" is a coming of age story set in Dublin, Ireland, and while the plot tends to be predictable, I still found this to be an entertaining film. The child actors are charming, which is particularly impressive because most are unknowns. Fans of the 80s will enjoy "Sing Street" because it is very much a portrait of that decade with a soundtrack to match. I enjoyed watching the kids work their way through the popular bands of the time while trying to find belonging in a band of their own.

Nov 03, 2017

Such a heartwarming movie! Music is our best friend.

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