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Sing Street (2016)

Country: Ireland, UK, USA

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music

Taglines: Boy meets girl, girl unimpressed, boy starts band

Director: John Carney

Writers: John Carney

Stars: Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Lucy Boynton, ...

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. On the other hand, 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 of his new public school... But then one day, he saw her. Tall, with long chestnut hair, a buttery complexion and big, dark eyes, an enigmatically beautiful girl was standing in front of the gate of his school, indolently observing people passing by. Who is she and how could a boy ever get noticed by such a distant girl? Easy... he would form a band! With every lyric Conor writes, the gap narrows and with every song he plays, her heart fills with affection. In a sea of opportunities ahead of them, what does the future hold for a love like this?
The main character in the Film supports two Football teams, Shamrock Rovers from his hometown Dublin & Liverpool FC.
Premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo's (Connor/Cosmos) father and uncles attended the real Synge Street Christian Brothers School.
Mark McKenna plays Eamon: a young talented Irish guy with a musician father. In real life Mark McKenna's father is a musician named Eamon.
Jack Leach auditioned for one of the key roles in the film.
The main character's friend in the Film supports two Football teams, Shamrock Rovers from his hometown Dublin & Liverpool FC.
This film pays homage to "The Commitments" (1991). There are the obvious similarities as both films deal with starting a band in Dublin in a similar time period and Maria Doyle Kennedy, who plays Conor's mother, starred in the 1991 film. A somewhat more s
The film takes place in 1985.
The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Eamon supports two football teams: Shamrock Rovers from his hometown Dublin and Liverpool FC.
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo's father and uncles attended the real Synge Street Christian Brothers School.
While there are similarities to "The Commitments" (including the casting of Maria Doyle Kennedy), director John Carney has explicitly stated in an interview with Tasha Robinson at the online magazine "The Verge", that no homage to that film was intended.
Director John Carney said in a recent interview in The Verge that the supposed connections to the film "The Commitments" (1991) are just a coincidence: "'The Commitments' was never a significant movie to me. It's a perfectly good film, and a good script.
When Conor first goes to Eamon's home at night to create a song with him, he has three LPs with him. Conor and Eamon play tracks from two of them ("Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson, and "A Town Called Malice" by The Jam), but not from the third LP. That third
Raphina was born in 1969.
Conor Lalor was born in 1970.
When Conor first goes to Eamon's home at night to create a song with him, he has three LPs with him. Conor and Eamon play tracks from two of them ("Steppin' Out" by Joe Jackson, and "A Town Called Malice" by The Jam), but not from the third LP. That third LP, which can be partially seen on the room's floor: "Reggatta de Blanc", by The Police.
In the scene where Conor and Raphina have a conversation in the orphanage for the first time, heard in the background is a slow piano version of A-Ha's "Take on Me", the first song Conor sings to her.
While there are similarities to The Commitments (1991) (including the casting of Maria Doyle Kennedy), director John Carney has explicitly stated in an interview with The Verge that no homage to that film was intended. He also debunked the notion that the use of rabbits in Sing Street is a reference to the character Jimmy Rabbitte in the earlier film. Rather, it was a characteristic of the real-life "Eamon" that he knew as a teenager.
Aidan Gillen and Maria Doyle Kennedy play husband and wife in this movie. They previously played brother and sister in Queer as Folk (1999).
Although it was announced in 2014 that U2's Bono and The Edge were working with John Carney on this film, the collaboration did not come to fruition, except some back and forth in the development stage, due to scheduling conflicts.
Shot on location in Dublin, Ireland.
One of two films released in 2016 that use the track 'Pop Musik' by M. The other: Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Conor Lawlor was born in 1970.
Niall Hassett auditioned for one of the roles
Carney on the ending: "Well, I don't see it just as a happy romantic ending. I think that's the tone of the piece, but I think it's more like... they're setting off together, that's true, but I wouldn't say that's some huge relationship that's going to last forever. They're kids. I sort of hope the scene at the end would look a little like a fantasy sequence. You're supposed to wonder where the reality ends and the pop video begins. But people are actually taking it very seriously, and people are presuming it's fully real, which is interesting. That wasn't the intention."
During Conor's discussion with Brother Baxter about his use of makeup, Baxter claims that, if Conor is Mozart, that would make Baxter Salieri. Antonio Salieri was an Italian-born composer, contemporary of Mozart, and generally thought to have been one of his biggest rivals and competitors, using his position in the court of the Holy Roman Emperor to secure prominent jobs and staging for his work, while blocking the development of Mozart's career.