Sing Street, the latest from director John Carney (Once, Begin Again), tells the Irish tale of 15 year old Connor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who, due to his family’s financial hardship, is sent to a Christian Brothers school where he finds himself pegged as the outcast. In the film’s set up, he faces bullying, authoritative abuse and his parent’s looming divorce. One thing that keeps him going is the mysterious Raphina (Lucy Boynton). When Connor bucks up the courage to speak to her, Raphina tells him she is a model soon to be moving to London. To steal some time with her, Connor asks if she would like to be a model in his band’s music video. There’s one problem… the band does not yet exist.
Cue the fun, up-beat montage of putting together a band of unlikely friends.
Boasting a soundtrack filled with classic 80’s pop hits and soon-to-be-stuck-in-your-head original songs, Sing Street is a music-filled coming of age story told with a level of charm that has become synonymous with John Carney films.
Great casting, eccentric support characters, indie charm, and a strong sense of nostalgia, this is a must-see for all music lovers and John Carney fans.