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Sing Street (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 17 March 2016 (Ireland)
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A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

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Storyline

This is the beginning of the eighties and everybody is moving to the beat of Pop music, as the brand-new concept of the music video appears on television for the first time. However, in Dublin, Conor, a teenager with a sensitive heart, is trying to deal with a tense family relationship, reconnect with his older brother while dealing with the hostile environment in his new public school. And 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 his school's gate, indolently observing people passing by. But who is she and how could a boy ever get noticed by such a distant girl? That's easy. He would form a band. Surprisingly, with every lyric Conor writes, the gap narrows and with every song he plays, her heart fills with affection. In the end, before a sea of opportunities lying ahead of them, what will the future hold for a brave love like this? Written by Nick Riganas

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band | school | song | teenager | 1980s | See All (252) »

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Boy meets girl. Girl unimpressed. Boy starts band.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including strong language and some bullying behavior, a suggestive image, drug material and teen smoking | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Mlodzi przebojowi  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,573, 17 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,233,839, 22 July 2016
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The usual disclaimer about characters and events is modified like so ... "Whilst parts of the film may be inspired by real life events, the characters, organisations and events portrayed in the film are entirely fictitious. Any resemblance between them and any actual individuals, businesses or events is coincidental, not intended and should not be inferred." See more »

Goofs

As Conor leaves his house, the day after learning that Raphina has left for London, he's wearing the light brown shoes that he painted black to comply with Brother Baxter's order. In the next scene, they're black again. See more »

Quotes

Eamon: Or Duran Duran. What do you think of them?
Conor: Jury is out on which way those guys'll go. They're a lot of fun, and James Taylor is one of the most proficient bass players in the UK at the moment, giving them a funky edge.
Eamon: John Taylor.
Conor: Yeah, John! Of course!
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Crazy Credits

One of the disclaimers in the closing credits: "This is a period film. Synge Street School, like much of Ireland, was a very different place in the 1980's [sic] than it is now. Today Synge Street School is a progressive, multi-cultural school with an excellent academic record and a committed staff of teachers." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Making Sing Street (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Tico's Tune
Written by Phil Green
Performed by Graham Henderson
Published by Elcien Music Ltd (adm. by IQ Music Ltd)
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The movie you've always wanted if you were a teen in the '80s!
16 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

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!!

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