The movie to beat this year isn’t a superhero movie or a big blockbuster action adventure, it is a small coming of age story by the name of Sing Street.
Sing Street is about a teenager forming a band to try and impress a girl. What a fantastic film this is! If you have known me for any length of time, you will know that I am a sucker for coming of age stories. I am also a big fan of films based around music but aren’t musicals. John Carney has combined both and given us a heart-warming and deep story that I struggled to find a flaw in.
I absolutely adore Once and I really enjoyed Begin Again, but for me John Carney has surpassed himself with Sing Street. All the performances are magnificent, the music is amazing; It absolutely captures the mood and the feel of the 80s. The original songs are extremely catchy too!
The biggest selling point is the chemistry between the kids and the relationship between the main kid and his older brother. That is ultimately what the story is about. It shows what can be achieved through the power of kinship, whether its between siblings or friends.
Watch this movie at the first opportunity you get, you will not regret it.
My Score: 5/5