Tuesday, 21 June 2016

SING STREET | Sydney Film Festival

a movie review by Salvador (12)

Sing Street is a marvellous movie about a boy, Cosmo (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo)
and his life and family in Dublin, Ireland. His family are having problems, which means a new life and new school for him where he makes enemies and friends.  

He also meets an interesting and mysterious girl, Raphina (Lucy Boynton)
hanging outside his school. He tells her he is in a band to impress and get to know her.  But the trouble is he doesn't have a band so he teams up with his new friend Darren (Ben Carolan) to get a band together so they can make a music clip and get Raphina to be in it.

My dad is from Dublin and was the same age as the main character (15) at the time of the movie date (1985) so he remembered a lot of things from the movie, the songs, the clothes and the places they filmed in.

I thought it was one of the best movies of the year.  The movie had brilliant songs and hilarious jokes.  If I had to rate it out of 10 I would give it 9/10 because it was that good.

After the movie two of the actors Ferdia Walsh-Peelo and Mark McKenna

were there to talk about the movie and answer the audiences questions.  The main actor liked the Beatles when he was growing up and Mark McKenna who plays Eamon does not like rabbits in real life (you will understand when you watch the movie).

I would recommend it to everyone that likes good songs and who has a sense of humour.

Editors note for parents: 
Sing Street is rated: M. There are some scenes with bullying, which may be upsetting to younger viewers. Themes within the movie include bullying, divorce and abuse. IMDB provides a parents guide.

A film guide is also available here https://www.intofilm.org/resources/363

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