Sing Street
First screened in March 2016 / Most recently screened in April 2016
Director: John Carney. Cast: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor, Mark McKenna, Ben Carolan, Ian Kenny, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aiden Gillen, Kelly Thornton, Don Wycherley, Percy Chamburuka, Conor Hamilton, Karl Rice, Lydia McGuinness, Marcella Plunkett, Keith McErlean. Screenplay: John Carney.

Twitter Capsule: Adorably happy-sad. You've heard these lyrics before, even from Carney, but everyone makes sweet music. Dug the songs.

Second Capsule: Such a lovely ode to adolescent phases where you're literally changing every day, or trying. Smitten with these kids.

VOR:   Not here to break ground. As usual with Carney, its magic lies in overcoming early impression of thin cliché, exhibiting heart and subtle finesse.

Photo © 2016 The Weinstein Company/FilmNation
Entertainment/Likely Story/Cosmo Films/Distressed Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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