Irish Film Awards
Sing Street (2016)
IMDB Rating 8.1
A coming of age movie, that doesn't seem like it should work, but somehow it does.
The thing that holds the movie together is the music. Like the movie
, also by director John Carney, the music transforms what could be a very mediocre movie in to a really good one.
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, an Irish musician, who plays Conor, is another reason the movie works so well. In a role that easily could have been corny or unbelievable, he somehow makes you believe in him.
A musical, a love story, a drama and a comedy: it seems to work on all levels. Really well done. One of the best movies I've seen in a while.