This is the beginning of the eighties and everybody is moving to the beat of Pop music, as the brand-new concept of the music video appears on television for the first time. However, in Dublin, Conor, a teenager with a sensitive heart, is trying to deal with a tense family relationship, reconnect with his older brother while dealing with the hostile environment in his new public school. And 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 his school's gate, indolently observing people passing by. But who is she and how could a boy ever get noticed by such a distant girl? That's easy. He would form a band. Surprisingly, with every lyric Conor writes, the gap narrows and with every song he plays, her heart fills with affection. In the end, before a sea of opportunities lying ahead of them, what will the future hold for a brave love like this?Written by
Eamon supports two football teams: Shamrock Rovers from his hometown Dublin and Liverpool FC. See more »
As Conor leaves his house, the day after learning that Raphina has left for London, he's wearing the light brown shoes that he painted black to comply with Brother Baxter's order. In the next scene, they're black again. See more »
How d'you know he's her boyfriend anyway?
It seemed like it. Pulled off in his car, music blaring. He's pretty cool.
What was he listening to?
He will not be a problem.
Trust me. No woman can truly love a man who listens to Phil Collins.
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Don't Go Down
Written by Fergus O'Farrell & Glen Hansard (as Glen James Hansard)
Performed by Interference Ireland
(c) The Swell Season Publishing (ASCAP) & Wan Xiang Music Publishing (ASCAP)
All rights administered by WB Music Corp.
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Really captures its time, has a wonderful soundtrack, and a great concept. Does a really good job communicating the tone and the feeling of the plot, and none of the actors felt like actors. There were very many things done very well in this movie and very few things that noticeably would need improvement. It'd be an 8 in my books if not for just how well it captured 1980s Dublin. It definitely added to the film experience. If you're looking for a good film with good humour that tells a good story, this would be great option.
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