It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Sing Street.
Writer/director John Carney gets music. He gets how important it is to some people, and he translated that understanding to the screen in both Once and Begin Again. Dramedy Sing Street made three for three, and is a delight from start to finish.
Set in early 1980s Dublin, it’s the tale of young Conor, who’s pulled out of an expensive school by his struggling parents and sent to a more bargain basement one. This turn of events does, however, lead to him meeting and crushing on girl next door (to the school) Raphina and, having gloated about being a singer, the subsequent need to actually form a band.
Deftly weaving all the fun of getting into music young with getting into crushes and maybe even love at the same time, Sing Street is for anybody who’s ever made or loved music, from somebody who’s obviously been there himself.
Four reasons why Sing Street rocks:
1. The cool soundtrack (well, except for Starship – ugh).
2. The “prom” sequence.
3. The band’s often hilarious journey towards finding their own sound.
4. “Trust me. No woman can truly love a man who listens to Phil Collins.”
Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.