Funny, musical and occasionally dramatic, this is the story of tumultuous rise and fall of a Dublin Soul band, The Commitments. Managed by Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed wheeler and dealer with a vision to create "The Worlds Hardest Working Band". Written by
The only song in the movie that did not make it onto any soundtrack album is Dreams To Remember, briefly in the background about the "Bob Geldoff" scene. See more »
When Jimmy's dad tells him that Elvis is God, Jimmy said he never pictured God with a fat gut singing "My Way" at Caesar's Palace. Elvis actually performed at The Frontier and Las Vegas Hilton, but never Caesar's Palace. See more »
And you... George Michael... you ever call me a fuckin' eejit again, you'll go home with the drumsticks stuck up your hole... the one you don't sing out of.
That'll be the day.
I'm tellin' ya it's coming, so keep your Vaseline handy.
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In what may have been Alan Parker's (happy birthday, Alan!) best movie ever, a gaggle of working-class youths in Dublin decide to form a soul band. It's hard for say which is the movie's best aspect: the look at working-class life in Ireland, or the soundtrack. You feel a little depressed seeing people's lives - as expected, families have more children than anyone cares to count - but also feel like jumping up and dancing as they play their music.
Anyway, "The Commitments" is a really great little movie. The great soundtrack, fascinating characters, and other things combine to create something that everyone should see. I guess that any Roddy Doyle novel adapted into a movie starring Colm Meaney is sure to come out masterful (the others were "The Snapper" and "The Van").
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