Movie Review – Sing Street (2016)

Sing Street, 2016.

Written and Directed by John Carney.

Starring Lucy Boynton, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Percy Chamburuka, Mark McKenna, Kelly Thornton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ian Kenny, and Don Wycherley.

Synopsis:

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band and moving to London.

Here is how authentic Sing Street‘s (the latest film from writer/director John Carney) depiction of the highly stylized and glamorous 1980s pop rock music scene is: during the trailer for the movie, some original music is sampled, and I did not know it was actually a song created for the film. I just jumped the gun, assuming that the band of Dublin high school teenagers would be bringing us cover tunes, and that this sick jam blaring over a montage of plot points and other general trailer stuff was some licensed song from the
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