Funny, Joyful and Effortlessly Cool. 1980’s Dublin, Boy meets girl, Girl unimpressed, Boy starts band. A world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.
From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised – calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.
Rating: PG13 (for thematic elements including strong language and some bullying behavior, a suggestive image, drug material and teen smoking)
Genre: Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By: John Carney
Written By: John Carney
In Theaters: Apr 15, 2016 limited
Box Office: $16438
Runtime: 106 minutes
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.
12A BBFCINSIGHT infrequent strong language, drug use, moderate sex references, smoking