Hastings District Libraries

Monday, 2 January 2017

Sing Street

As someone who was a teenager in the 1980s, this was a hoot; my 16 year old daughter had a giggle as well.  The double denim, the big glasses and the perms, as well as music by the Cure, Duran Duran and the Clash - happy times!
Fourteen year-old Connor is having a tough time growing up in Dublin.  His Dad has lost his job and his parents are always arguing. It is decided he will have to move from his private school to the tough Catholic Boys local boys school.
Connor convinces a beautiful aloof girl  Raphina to be in a music video for his band.  Which would be great except he is not in a band.  So of course he starts a band with a group of misfits and advice from his drop-out stoner brother.
They avidly watch music videos and write songs in the style of whichever band they currently admire (as well as stealing their look/mother's clothes with great hilarity)
If you liked Irish music movies such as The Commitments and Once (a most excellent movie about a busker by the same director), give Sing Street a viewing.

Reviewed by Katrina 

Catalogue link:  Sing Street



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