Sing Street is a well done Irish movie set in Dublin in the 1980’s. This film is part drama, part musical, but mostly a good movie. Poor troubled family takes the middle kid Connor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) out of private school and sends him to a free school run by bully Jesuit Brothers and bully kids. To cope – and to get the girl Raphina (Lucy Boynton, Bohemian Rhapsody) – Connor forms a band.
Interesting and cute watching these 15-year-olds (the main characters are really in their 20’s) getting the band together, writing music, filming music videos, and dreaming of escaping the “shit hole” and going to England.
Has a good 80’s vibe and great 80’s music (The Cure, Duran Duran) along with the band’s own music. The professional style 80’s makeup, hair, and clothes these dirt-poor kids sometimes wore was a bit of an anomaly. However, they do have a band image to uphold.