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Sing Street (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 17 March 2016 (Ireland)
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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.

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Storyline

This is the beginning of the eighties and everybody is moving to the beat of Pop music, as the brand-new concept of the music video appears on television for the first time. However, in Dublin, Conor, a teenager with a sensitive heart, is trying to deal with a tense family relationship, reconnect with his older brother while dealing with the hostile environment in his new public school. And then one day, he sees her. Tall, with long chestnut hair, a buttery complexion and big, dark eyes; an enigmatically beautiful girl standing in front of his school's gate, indolently observing people passing by. But who is she and how could a boy ever get noticed by such a distant girl? That's easy. He would form a band. Surprisingly, with every lyric Conor writes, the gap narrows and with every song he plays, her heart fills with affection. In the end, before a sea of opportunities lying ahead of them, what will the future hold for a brave love like this? Written by Nick Riganas

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band | school | song | teenager | 1980s | See All (252) »

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Boy meets girl, girl unimpressed, boy starts band.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including strong language and some bullying behavior, a suggestive image, drug material and teen smoking | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Mlodzi przebojowi  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$63,573 (USA) (17 April 2016)

Gross:

$3,233,839 (USA) (22 July 2016)
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1985. See more »

Goofs

The Lalor family watches Duran Duran's video for "Rio" - Duran Duran: Rio - on Top of the Pops. Brendan claims it could go either way as to whether or not they succeed; however, the song was released in 1982 and the film takes place in 1985, by which time Duran Duran was already an extremely successful band and a household name. See more »

Quotes

Conor: D'you wanna write a new song?
Eamon: Yes, I do.
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Crazy Credits

One of the disclaimers in the closing credits: "This is a period film. Synge Street School, like much of Ireland, was a very different place in the 1980's [sic] than it is now. Today Synge Street School is a progressive, multi-cultural school with an excellent academic record and a committed staff of teachers." See more »

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Soundtracks

I Fought the Law
Written by Sonny Curtis
Performed by The Clash
Published by Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
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My Favorite movie of 2016 so far.
9 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie to beat this summer isn't a superhero movie.Its a movie about a teenager forming a band to try and impress a girl. What a wonderful and beautiful movie this. I was smiling and hugging myself throughout. So light and warm hearted and funny and yet deep and powerful. The Music is amazing even the original songs are fantastic. It is directed by the great John Carney who directed one of my favorite movies about music, Once. This is one of the best coming of age stories I've ever seen. It stands with Say Anything, Stand By ME, Perks of Being a wallflower, The fault in our stars. Please just go watch this movie. Please. I Loved it. ***** out of 5.


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