Sing Street (John Carney – 2016) A-

Set in the 80s and disguised as an excellent coming of age story about a kid who starts a band (but not a cover band!) it is about the connections one needs to survive as a kid. When the parents are not quiet in love anymore -they are mostly in the background here- Connor needs his big brother, the band he forms and the girl he started it all for. This is delightful and has one awesome tagline too “Boy meets girl. Girl unimpressed. Boy starts band.”

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