Sing Street [DVD] [2016]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (79 out of 79)

Special Features


  • Cast Auditions
  • Making Sing Street
  • Writer/Director John Carney & Adam Levine Talk Sing Street

Synopsis


Sing Street
Shy Dublin teenager Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) feels like an outsider after his parents' money woes force him to transfer to a new, rough-and-tumble school. One day, he spots the trendy Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and, unable to think of a reason to talk to her, asks her to star in the first music video for his band. She agrees, which puts Conor in a bind since said band does not yet exist. Together with his friend Darren (Ben Carolan), he starts a glam-rock-inspired outfit as he falls deeper in love with the enigmatic Raphina. John Carney (Once, Begin Again) wrote and directed this crowd-pleasing musical drama set in 1985 Ireland. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Lucy Boynton
    Lucy Boynton - Raphina
  • Aidan Gillen
    Aidan Gillen - Robert
  • Jack Reynor
    Jack Reynor - Brendan
  • Kelly Thornton
    Kelly Thornton - Ann
  • Don Wycherley
    Don Wycherley - Brother Baxter



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Movie of 2016

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    VandyPrice
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    Director John Carney (Once, Begin Again) is forty-four years old. He was born in 1972 making him thirteen or so in 1985. His latest film, Sing Street, about a boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980's who escapes his strained family life by starting a band feels remarkably autobiographical. Not knowing if this was the case or not before seeing the film (doing a little research reveals it in fact is) I could feel this sense of closeness, of passion for not only the time period and the music that is so evident it's contagious, but in the feelings these characters are actually feeling. In other words, it is beyond evident that Carney, who also wrote the screenplay, experienced much of what is on screen here himself. To accompany these feelings Carney is attempting to resurrect from his childhood is the music of that decade as well. With each of these moments we have a song or a lyric that elicits the grander emotion, the nostalgia-tinted adoration for the promise that youth holds and it is in these elements that Sing Street transcends being more than a simple coming of age story. Sure, on the surface the film could be described as a typical coming of age tale that features a boy trying to impress a girl by playing music and there are of course elements of those types of stories present here, but Carney utilizes such tropes in a fashion that they come across as pure magic. Through the eyes of this child of the eighties we are witness to not only his first love and the experience of him learning, picking up information and ideologies from those around him, informing the person he will become, but we also catch glimpses of the weight of adulthood, the realization that our ambitions can be greater than our inherent talent, and that the best parts of life can be those we leave more to mystery than those we come to know too well. Sing Street is a layered and complex film about adolescence and yet you never feel the weight of such themes because you're too busy being wrapped up in the infectious and heart-warming music the characters create from these circumstances.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best movie and soundtrack of 2016

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    MusicAddict
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    I can't recommend this one highly enough. I've been buying copies to give to friends and family. It's an Irish indie that only got a limited release in the U.S. but deserved a wide release and big promotional push. The quick-pitch summary is Conor, an Irish teen in the mid-80s, forms a band to impress a girl, but it's so much more than that. It's got the heart of a classic John Hughes movie. And the soundtrack, a mixture of songs from the era (The Cure, Hall and Oates, Motorhead, et al.) and spot-on originals co-written by director John Carney and Gary Clark (the songwriter behind 80s/90s power pop hit-makers Danny Wilson), is perfect. You'll want to own it on vinyl. "Rock and Roll is a risk," says Conor's brother partway through. Watching Sing Street? No risk at all. It's the best movie you'll see this year.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sing Street captures the very soul of the eighties

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    JasonD
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    To be completely honest with you, I watch a lot of movies and try to see everything that comes out, and Sing Street is the best movie I have seen so far in 2016. The music in this film is PHENOMINAL! The score is all original and the songs were all written by John Carney, the director. This coming of age film is very well acted with great direction and an all out great movie. Everyone will find some connection with this movie and especially if you are a child of the eighties or just love eighties music then pick up Sing Street!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie.

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    MizzJeter
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    Brilliantly acted and written with an amazing cast: Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black) Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones) and Jack Reynor (Macbeth) and from the producers of 'Once' so when I saw the trailer I had to see it. It has all the grit and hope of Billy Elliot but set in Ireland and with music instead of dancing. Safe for all most ages (swear words, drinking and mild violence) : so if you have little ones who liked 'Lemonade Mouth' I recommend to screen it, first. I otherwise highly recommend it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Rock and Roll is a risk."

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    MusicAddict
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    I wrote a longer review of the Blu-Ray and don't want to repeat myself, so I'll keep this one short and sweet: you won't see a better movie, or hear a better soundtrack, this year than "Sing Street." Director John Carney, his (mostly) young cast, and his songwriting partners have created the sort of movie that Hollywood has forgotten it ever knew how to make. That's ok; I'll just keep watching this one over and over again.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saw it in theaters twice, had to own it too!

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    Eric
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    This movie is a quintessential purchase for anyone who loves to fall in love with characters and their stories! This movie is beautiful and beautifully done. The music is inspiring, the visuals are amazing, the story will keep you entranced and watching again and again. This is the ultimate pick me up, especially for music lovers who grew up in the 80's or fans of that era of music.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the BEST of 2016

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    Penslinger
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    Brilliant and touching with an infectious beat. Sing Street gives us a similar nostalgic feeling that we felt when seeing The Commitments. But, this story goes beyond the making of a band. It touches upon coming-of-age in the 80s, falling in love, following one's heart and dreams, and most of all it celebrates the bond between brothers. i cannot recommend this movie enough.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sweet Street

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    Bluraycompulsive
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    It's not the movie that you'll never forget, but it is very touching, which movies don't do these days quite as well as they did during the golden age of Hollywood. So if you want your heart strings pulled and hanker to feel all warm and fuzzy inside, and this time you want to do it to a 1980's MTV video glam heyday beat, you'll never do it better than with SING STREET.

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