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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Ann
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Penny
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Brendan
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Robert
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Barry
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Ngig
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Eamon
Don Wycherley ...
Brother Baxter
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Storyline

This is the mid eighties and everybody is moving to the beat of Pop music as the brand-new concept of music videos appears on television for the first time. On the other hand, in Dublin, Conor, a teenager with a sensitive heart, is trying to deal with a tense family relationship, reconnect with his older brother, and deal with the hostile environment of his new public school - but then, one day, he sees her - tall, with long chestnut hair, a buttery complexion and big, blue eyes - an enigmatically beautiful girl standing in front of the gate of his school indolently observing people passing by. Who is she and how could a boy ever get noticed by such a distant girl? Easy. He would form a band. With every lyric Conor writes, the gap narrows, and with every song he plays, her heart fills with affection. In a sea of opportunities ahead of them, what does the future hold for a love like this? Written by Nick Riganas

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band | school | song | teenager | 1980s | See All (82) »

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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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Mlodzi przebojowi  »

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Opening Weekend:

$63,573 (USA) (15 April 2016)

Gross:

$3,233,839 (USA) (22 July 2016)
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Trivia

The film is shot on location in Dublin, Ireland. See more »

Goofs

When the Lawlor family watches the "Rio" music video, Ann asks Brendan "Who is that guitarist" (John Taylor). Brendan responds he is cute, and teases her, but says John Taylor is a bassist, not a guitarist. The video does not show either instrument, and since Ann had never heard of Duran Duran, it is impossible for her to know that he is a guitarist, or a bassist, or whatever. See more »

Quotes

Raphina: Your problem is that you're not happy being sad, but that's what love is, Cosmo: happy-sad.
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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 »

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Featured in The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017) See more »

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Girls
Music by John Carney, Graham Henderson, Carl Papenfus, Ken Papenfus and Zamo Riffman
Lyrics by Gary Clark
Performed by Ferdia Walsh-Peelo
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Surprisingly delightful
26 July 2016 | by (greece) – See all my reviews

I didn't expect such a good movie to be honest. The plot sounded interesting but when you watch the movie you get hooked in about 10 minutes. The characters are incredible with their own personality ( i really liked main characters brother , his story was great). The soundtrack was...oh man...it was incredible and a great addition to the movie.

I believe that this is in my top 3 movies of the year so far and that's why everyone should give it a watch. Trust me you will not be disappointed at all. Its an amazing movie for all ages.

Also the acting is great and the 80s of course give the movie a nostalgic and beautiful tone


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