Sing Street

Posted on May 17, 2016


Sing Street – Oh my gosh, this is about the sweetest – not the least bit sappy – movie I’ve seen in a long time. Fresh-faced, rosy-cheeked Connor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) transfers to a public school where he’s bullied by another student and a priest. He doesn’t let that stop him from forming a band just to get the beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton) to be in their video. She’s 16 (looks 25) to his 15 (looks 15).

Connor begins writing the band’s own music using what’s happening in his life, mainly his feelings for Raphina, to come up with some amazing lyrics. Set in 1980s Dublin, it’s a happy and sad movie just like life. The scenery is wonderful and I can’t tell you which of the kids I liked best; they are all adorable and highly talented. Older brother Brendan (Jack Reynor) is especially good. It’s a story of young love and making young dreams happen. You will not be disappointed.

The soundtrack is available on Amazon/UK. My favorite: “Drive It Like You Stole It.”