It’s the 80s! Yaaay! Madonna, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys and many others overflow the air. For the young Conor (beginner Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), these songs and videos are just something to muffle the sounds of his struggling parents and help him forget that they took him out of his private school and into a public school called Synge Street, where he clashes with the principal, Father Baxter. Music is the business of his brother Brendan (Jack Reynor), and Connor is only available for the round of videos on TV in the evening. That’s until Conor sees Raphina( Lucy Boynton, BBC Sense and Sensibility) at school. She is beautiful-an aspiring model-indeed-and Conor asks her to be in a video her band is recording right now. Problem? He doesn’t even have a group together, let alone video recordings. Meanwhile, mom and dad (Maria Doyle Kennedy’s commitments and LITTLEFINGER’s mayor Carcetti Aidan Gillen) separate and sell the house , and Raphina says she’s moving to London. What better time to write your feelings and put them in a song?
Director John Carney is known for his musicals, especially the smash Once on stage. I wouldn’t call this movie a musical, but if I absolutely had to translate it into a genre, then it would go there. The characters do not immediately burst in the song; they sing when playing or composing in a band. That’s natural. Carney has thrown not-known for the members of the group” Sing Street”, and they are incredibly good. “Whaddaya means that you have never been on the screen” well. “Lemma triple check IMDb, I had to miss something” good. Ferdia Walsh-Peelo in the role of Conor / Cosmo, with its softness and depth of the young John Cusack, seems ready for more. And speaking of doppelgangers, Jack Reynor is a dead ringer for Chris Pratt’s long-lost brother. I bet it won’t be the last time we see these guys on screen.
As dream girl Raphina, Boynton balances secret and melancholy in a perfect ratio, giving a performance that makes her understand how a boy wants to change his world just to get closer to her. Meanwhile, Gillen and Doyle Kennedy are doing a great job as a couple who pretty much had each other. Gillen, in particular, as an unhappy husband, but who does not know what to do without his other half, is grumpy and melancholic at the same time.
As with Once and Begin Again, Sing Street gives good music. the successful pop of the 80s such as” Rio”,” Steppin’ Out”,” Maneater “and” Pop Muzik ” set the film in 1985, and all with rhythms sparkling to balance scenes darker. And Street is not afraid of the ugliest side of growing up; the bullies, the matures in authority are total foolish and . It’s a story to become who you are for most of the characters here, regardless of your age. And seeing what these characters will do and how they change (or stubbornly stick to things) as the story progresses is what gives Street its appeal.
Hiccups? Of course, there are some. Sometimes the plot is shaky, and the motives of the characters seem to revolve around a penny. But none of these issues happen often enough to shake someone out of history, they just feel a little less than what comes before, or what comes after. Chalk for teenage awkwardness? Of course, why not. The combination of soundtrack, cinematography and sophisticated costumes puts these issues to the test and keeps the overall mood intact. In addition, Sing Street manages to tell the story of a group of high school students, turning them into a group of children they would have liked to meet at school. They are so far from the pack that they become the coolest kids on the road without ever trying.
The highlight of the film was the band Sing Street, who played a school graduation party on Synge Street, where Father Baxter is not too happy (but even here the father never seems satisfied.) But it’s the rehersal when Cosmo tears himself up in” Drive it Like you stole it ” and his imagination turns the gym into a jet back to the future of the style of the 50s that really sparkles. Yes, the climax itself is beautiful and brilliant, but when Conor fully embraces his COSMO character and imagines what things might look like if everything came together? Well, that’s the magic of music, right there.