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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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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

Taglines:

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

With "Go Now", this is the second time Adam Levine performs a song for a John Carney movie. Previously they worked together in "Begin Again". See more »

Goofs

At the band's gig, the DJ plays Starship's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", which was not released until 1987. The film takes place in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Brendan: You want to have actual sexual intercourse, right?
Conor: Yeah. What, what?
Brendan: The girl. It's all about the girl, isn't it?
Conor: Yeah, the girl, yeah.
Brendan: And you're gonna use somebody else's art to get her? Are you kidding?
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Crazy Credits

One of the disclaimers in the closing credits: "This is a period film. Synge Street School, like much of Ireland, was a very different place in the 1980's [sic] than it is now. Today Synge Street School is a progressive, multi-cultural school with an excellent academic record and a committed staff of teachers." See more »

Connections

References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Music by John Carney, Graham Henderson, Carl Papenfus, Ken Papenfus and Zamo Riffman
Lyrics by Gary Clark
Performed by Ferdia Walsh-Peelo
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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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