Saturday, 19 March 2016

Sing Street

Back to the 1980s even though it will be never as good as similar movies from that decade. A new kid in Synge Street school gets bullied and starts a band. His parents are separating and everyone older is emigrating. Except the stoner brother who looks like he's time travelled back from 1995. As expected the original songs are great while the new ones are not. The main problem is that there are dozens of similar music videos online from the 1980s that capture that era better. Check out Vision's Love dance to see similar ideas used in this movie. Best scenes were the Rio cover (I liked the way the kid played that keyboard riff instead of using a sequencer) and the imaginary school dance from the 1950s. No mention of Live Aid? This movie has its moments but overall it's a bit lame and bland. Why does his family have such a good record collection yet no money? That final scene was a Fellini rip-off.

Title: Sing Street
Genre: Musical
New/old: New
Cinema/DVD: Cinema

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Rather sad article in today's Irish Independent newspaper about Ireland's most overrated female film director. She's been abroad...