Anyone who has attended school in Ireland can relate to this movie. Set in the 1980s – acid wash, Aisling copies and permed fe-mullets feature heavily. The costume design by Tiziana Corvisieri is spot on as are hair and make-up. It’s no wonder ‘Sing Street’ has been nominated for both categories in the upcoming IFTAs. It’s not like an exaggerated 80’s style fancy dress party; It’s really formidable styling and I’d be surprised if at least one of these categories isn’t recognised on the night.
I loved it.
I was thrilled to be in charge of the guest-list at the Sligo screening of Sing Street’s preview tonight. From the beginning the audience were really excitable and giddy and laughing out loud. It really is very funny. Pure Irish humour that you will certainly relate to. You’ll also find yourself singing along to the truly amazing soundtrack. I was singing out loud and tapping my feet to ‘Gold’ and I know I wasn’t the only one. The original songs and lyrics are beautiful too. ‘Sing Street’ has been nominated for Best Original Music, Best Sound, Best Script, Best Director (John Carney of ‘Once’), Best Film, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jack Reynor) as well as the aforementioned. Jack plays Cosmo’s older brother and this really is a movie about brotherly love as well as teenage boy’s journey of self discovery going from zero to hero. You’ll love the band’s regular transformations – their ‘look’ influenced by the latest band and genre of music they’ve discovered! It’s so well shot.
Cosmo, played by Ferdia Walsh-Peelo gives a splendid performance who falls head over heels for the stunning, elusive and rebellious Raphina (Lucy Boynton). She dreams of being a model and Cosmo starts a band to impress her. The script is bang on and you will relate to so much of it: ‘Get me out of this shit hole’. ‘You’re bleedin’ shite!’
Watch the trailer below.
If you need a good laugh be sure to go see this film. You won’t be disappointed. Aidan Gillen plays a small role, but wait ’til you see him dance! I actually met Aidan on Sunday in Butler’s when we were in the queue for hot chocolates. I asked him about his upcoming projects: he’s in Canada now filming a new sci-fi. If you’re familiar with his work this paternal role is further proof that his versatility as an actor knows no bounds.
I really hope you enjoy this movie. It’s out this Thursday 17th March.
Were you there tonight? What did you think of the film?
Thanks for reading,