As everybody moves to the beat of Pop music in early-1980s-Dublin, the sensitive teenager, Conor, struggles to cope with a tense family relationship; reconnect with his older brother, Brendan, and, above all, deal with the hostile environment in his new public school. Then, one day, he sees her. Tall, with long chestnut hair, a buttery complexion, and big, dark eyes; an enigmatically beautiful girl standing in front of the school's gate, indolently observing people passing by. To get noticed by the distant girl, Raphina, Conor enlists the help of a group of teenage dreamers to form a band--and, surprisingly--with every lyric he writes, the gap narrows, and with every song he plays, her heart brims with affection. Now, before a sea of opportunities, what does the future hold for a brave love like this?Written by
Niall Hassett auditioned for one of the roles. See more »
When the band rehearses in the school hall, the emergency light over the exit door has the 'running man' pictograph. This was not used in Ireland in 1985 and would have only shown the word 'EXIT'. See more »
You can never do anything by half. Do you understand that?
See more »
At 0:20:25 when the boys are discussing what to name the band, Eamon says "What about ... Sing Street? Do you actually not get that ... like Synge Street?", but the subtitles show him as saying "What about ... Sing Street? Do you actually not get that like? Sing Street." See more »
The movie you've always wanted if you were a teen in the '80s!
I'm happy to grade this movie a full blast 10. I was a teenager in 1985 in the last private Catholic Boarding School left in Mexico City. I relate to the strict uniform policy, the angry and imperfect young Catholic brothers still guessing their vocations, the old professors teaching materials for yester years, the canteen food, hiding Walkman radios and sunglasses, talking about bands across the ocean, the girls who wanted to be older and the fashion. This is a happy sad movie, that will keep you tapping and asking why aren't all movies like this. The script is very very smart, the casting couldn't be wiser. Lucy Boynton does an amazing job. The art direction is so precise you can imagine the smell of the flats. The awesome cars. What a great movie!!
Don't miss this!!!
67 of 87 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this