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Sing Street (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 17 March 2016 (Ireland)
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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.

Director:

John Carney

Writers:

Simon Carmody (story), John Carney (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo ... Conor
Kelly Thornton ... Ann
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Penny
Jack Reynor ... Brendan
Aidan Gillen ... Robert
Ian Kenny ... Barry
Ben Carolan Ben Carolan ... Darren
Percy Chamburuka Percy Chamburuka ... Ngig
Mark McKenna ... Eamon
Don Wycherley Don Wycherley ... Brother Baxter
Des Keogh Des Keogh ... Brother Barnabas
Kian Murphy Kian Murphy ... Mick Mahon
Dolores Mullally Dolores Mullally ... Dinner Lady
Lucy Boynton ... Raphina
Marcella Plunkett ... Eamon's Mum
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Storyline

As everybody moves to the beat of Pop music in early-1980s-Dublin, the sensitive teenager, Conor, struggles to cope with a tense family relationship; reconnect with his older brother, Brendan, and, above all, deal with the hostile environment in his new public school. Then, one day, he sees her. Tall, with long chestnut hair, a buttery complexion, and big, dark eyes; an enigmatically beautiful girl standing in front of the school's gate, indolently observing people passing by. To get noticed by the distant girl, Raphina, Conor enlists the help of a group of teenage dreamers to form a band--and, surprisingly--with every lyric he writes, the gap narrows, and with every song he plays, her heart brims with affection. Now, before a sea of opportunities, what does the future hold for a brave love like this? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Boy meets girl. Girl unimpressed. Boy starts band.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including strong language and some bullying behavior, a suggestive image, drug material and teen smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The usual disclaimer about characters and events is modified like so: ""Whilst parts of the film may be inspired by real life events, the characters, organisations and events portrayed in the film are entirely fictitious. Any resemblance between them and any actual individuals, businesses or events is coincidental, not intended and should not be inferred." See more »

Goofs

While filming the "Riddle of the Model" music video, Eamon knocks one of the drummer's cymbals with his guitar while doing a spin. The cymbal vanishes in the next shot when Conor sings at the microphone. See more »

Quotes

Brendan: [to Conor] Do you see that guitar? I used to be able to play that guitar well. I used to ride hot girls. I could run 200 meters faster than anybody in my school. You're the youngest. You get to follow the path that I macheted through the jungle that is our mad family. I was alone with them for six years. You think they're crazy now? Think about what they were like when they were in their late 20s. Two Catholics in a rented flat with a screaming baby who just got married because they wanted to ...
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Crazy Credits

At 0:20:25 when the boys are discussing what to name the band, Eamon says "What about ... Sing Street? Do you actually not get that ... like Synge Street?", but the subtitles show him as saying "What about ... Sing Street? Do you actually not get that like? Sing Street." See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Making of Sing Street (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Go Now
Written by John Carney, Glen Hansard and Adam Levine
Performed by Adam Levine
Adam Levine appears Courtesy of 222 Records/Interscope Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Surprisingly delightful
26 July 2016 | by billntoumosSee all my reviews

I didn't expect such a good movie to be honest. The plot sounded interesting but when you watch the movie you get hooked in about 10 minutes. The characters are incredible with their own personality ( i really liked main characters brother , his story was great). The soundtrack was...oh man...it was incredible and a great addition to the movie.

I believe that this is in my top 3 movies of the year so far and that's why everyone should give it a watch. Trust me you will not be disappointed at all. Its an amazing movie for all ages.

Also the acting is great and the 80s of course give the movie a nostalgic and beautiful tone


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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English | French | Latin

Release Date:

17 March 2016 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,573, 17 April 2016

Gross USA:

$3,237,118

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,624,522
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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