Written and directed by John Carney (Once, Begin Again), Sing Street is an uplifting and feel-good film that has been a box office sensation in Ireland. When Conor (impressive newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is transferred from an exclusive fee-paying school to a tougher state school, he becomes a target for the school bully and its disciplinarian headmaster. Fortunately, salvation lies in the catchy and angular new wave music that Conor is being introduced to by troubled older brother Brendan (Transformers: Age Of Extinction‘s Jack Reynor). After Conor meets the beautiful but mysterious Raphina (rising star Lucy Boynton), he forms a band so she can star in their videos, and reinvents himself as a stylish, self- confident frontman called Cosmo. Sing Street is equal parts coming-of-age drama and love story, set to a brilliant soundtrack of original songs and classic ’80s hits by The Jam, Duran Duran, The Cure, Joe Jackson and The Clash.
The biggest Irish comedy of the year, Sing Street is coming to UK cinemas on May 20 upon a wave of critical acclaim, but NME readers have a chance to see it before anyone else at exclusive screenings up and down the country.
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