Sing Street (2016)

singDirector: John Carney

Writer: John Carney (Screenplay)

Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Kelly Thornton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Aidan Gillen, Ian Kenny, Ben Carolan, Percy Chamburuka, Mark McKenna, Don Wycherley, Lucy Boynton


Plot: 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.


There may be spoilers the rest of the review


Verdict: Film of the Year Contender


Story: Sing Street starts as we meet the Lawlor family with the youngest member being Conor (Walsh-Peelo) who in 1985 Dublin has to move school due to lack of money in his family. Dealing with all the bullying through school he sees a girl Raphina (Boynton) who he promises that he is can make a star in a music video and now he needs to make a band with Darren (Carolan), Ngig (Chaburuka), Larry (Hamilton), Garry (Rice) and Eamon (McKenna).

With the band together Sing Street is born, but now they have to learn to write their own songs and play their own music. Conor gets all of his advice from his music loving brother Brendan (Reynor) before Conor wants to take his band to next level to finally win Raphina’s heart.

Sing Street is a film I have only ever heard good things about before going into. The story is amazing showing how people should always look to follow their dreams however hard they seem to be. We see how difficult life was in the 80s Ireland with the dream of a better life away from their home land. Both the two leads shine and I would like to point out just how good Jack Reynor does in this supporting role continuing to show just how good of an actor he is after the Transformers Age of Extinction role.


Overall: The true feel good film of the year.





Top 5 Favourite David Arquette Roles

David Arquette has had one of the most up and down careers in Hollywood today, he has been involved throughout one of the most popular horror franchises as well as playing some of the most over the top characters out there. Today I am picking my favourite five performances of his career.

5. Muff – The Trippertripper

Taking the chair behind the camera this is more of a cameo on screen performance.

4. Carter – Airheadsairheads

In what is only a small role this performance stole most of the scenes he appeared in.

3. Gordie Boggs – Ready to Rumblegordie

Gordie is one of two obsessed wrestling fans who hero gets betrayed by the company he has been the face of for years only for him to fight to get his favourite back to the top of the mountain. This is such a fun over the top performance that only the wrestling fans will enjoy.

2. Deputy Dewey – Scream Franchisedeeye

Dewey is the big brother of one of the students and has to lead the investigation into the murders going on in the town, he comes off like a bumbling idiot but is loveable till the end.

1.       Chris McCormick – Eight Legged Freakseight

Chris returns home after years away only to find his town becoming overrun by monstrous spiders. This is the perfect over the top performance from David that is fun throughout.