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“sing street” movie review and giveaway!

Sing Street

I am a big fan of Irish movies and Irish music.

So it’s no surprise that Sing Street  about a 14-year-old Dublin boy (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who starts a band to get the girl of his dreams, completely won me over.

Now available on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD, it’s a must-see.

Writer/director John Carney, who also gave us Once and Begin Again, takes us back to the ’80s when young people were emigrating from Ireland to England in search of jobs. Conor is having trouble adjusting after the economy forces his parents, who are having their own marital problems, to switch him to a rough inner-city public school.

When his older brother introduces him to Duran Duran and the music videos that are becoming the hot new trend, he is moved and inspired. He invites model Raphina (Lucy Boynton) to star in his band’s video and, miraculously, she agrees. Now he just has to form a band and start shooting videos!

This is a charming coming of age story, and the classic ’80s soundtrack  — Joe Jackson, The Cure, Hall and Oates — brings back so many memories. Conor is an adorable character, and watching him write songs and passionately throw himself into the music is infectious.

Sing Street DVDSing Street is a testament to the power of music to transform lives. Thanks to Anchor Bay Entertainment, I’m thrilled to be giving one lucky subscriber a copy of the Sing Street DVD and a $25 iTunes Gift Card to purchase the official Sing Street soundtrack.

For a chance to win, you must be a subscriber to my weekly newsletter. If you’re not a subscriber, first sign up in the right sidebar of this page. Then, simply leave a comment below. For a second chance, tweet this:

Contest ends on August 10 at midnight Pacific time. Winner will be notified by return email. Prize can only be sent to a U.S. mailing address.

Follow Sing Street on TwitterInstagram and Facebook and find out where to buy the movie on GoWatchIt.

I apologize in advance for the fact that you won’t be able to get some of these songs out of your head.


  1. Janet harry says:

    I really wanted to see this movie in the theater but missed it! Would love to win it!

  2. I saw the preview to this movie and went gaga for the music. I do enjoy any movie with good music and this one is at my top.

  3. This looks like such a sweet movie. Most of the people in my life, including my parents have Irish ancestry. I have always been drawn to the Irish media. The soundtrack seems fun too.

  4. I’m with you–all things Irish especially movies and music!!

  5. George Schneider says:

    Went to see this film with few expectations; turned out to be one of the best movies of the year. Win the DVD and share the joy!

  6. Gotta see this. I love Dublin and wish I could live there. So any movie set there is ok by me!

  7. I heard about this but missed in in the theatre. Must put it on my ‘must see’ list. Great review!

  8. Ah, the Irish! Great music. I’ll have to cross my fingers to win!

  9. Loved the trailer. Looks like a great movie!

  10. Another film I need to go see. Sounds great.

  11. Never heard of this one before. I will have to check it out since it has Irish music and more. 🙂

  12. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    This is my kind of movie too! I saw Once two times on Broadway and the movie also — it’s a slam dunk that I’ll if all in love with this movie.

  13. I am Irish and I love anything Celtic!! Thank you for all your hard work and this giveaway! I love Midlife at the Oasis!!😃☺😀 You rock Lois!!

  14. I def want to see this. This is right up my alley!

  15. Loved this movie. Hope to win it.

  16. Oh I think I’ve seen the trailer for this and am definitely going to put it on my ‘to see’ list. Love the music of that time – but then I pretty much love all music from 60s-now. Music makes me happy. Thanks for the review and memories

  17. I have been hearing so many good things about this movie. I can’t wait to see it!

  18. Looks GREAT! I love the actors, and I love when he started to sing “Take On Me” to the girl of his dreams.

  19. I love all these movie reviews – I’ll have to keep my eyes (and ears) peeled for this one x

  20. I love reading movie reviews as I find movies like this that I want to see. Thanks for sharing this awesome review 🙂

  21. I had not heard of this movie until now but will keep an eye out for it as the soundtrack sounds amazing!

  22. The plot of this movie sounds a lot like a British musical that was on Broadway but the name of it escapes me. I haven’t heard any buzz on this one yet, so will need to watch for it.

  23. Robyn Luke says:

    Didn’t see this one. From all the comments, sounds like I may have missed a good one. If I win the DVD, I’ll remedy that!

  24. Gene Newman says:

    “Sing Street” sounds great. Sign me up for the contest.

  25. Jane Gallagher says:

    I heard from friends that “Sing Street” was a really good movie. Hope I’m not too late to enter the DVD contest.

  26. Perfect timing, just watched this movie last night. The music was a wonderful 80’s romp! Loved it!

  27. Soha Molina says:

    I subscribed and tweeted.

  28. 80’s a band and a girl. My kind of movie.

  29. I am a subscriber.

  30. Thank you for the chance! I subscribed.

  31. Carolsue says:

    My daughter loves this DVD. She’s gotten me hooked on it, too.

  32. Carolsue says:
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  34. susan smoaks says:

    i am a newsletter subscriber and i can’t wait to see this and sing along.

  35. Geraldine says:

    Heard this movie was great!

  36. susan smoaks says:
  37. Cheryl B. says:

    This is a must see for my niece and I ..

  38. Cheryl B. says:
  39. This sounds like a great one! Can’t wait to see this!

  40. I just love Irish music and Irish movies! And I cannot wait for the soundtrack…those are all of my fave 80’s bands. My fond high school memories LOL. This looks good. I followed everything I could find on it. Thank you!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the genre.

  41. Sounds like a great movie. Would love to see this one ! The Cure and Hall & Oates on the soundtrack ? Perfect !

  42. Soha Molina says:
  43. I never heard of this movie but I love Irish music and movies too!

  44. Austin Baroudi says:

    Would love to see this! Thanks so much for the chance!

  45. Austin Baroudi says:
  46. Sheryl Baron says:

    Foreign films have such a wonderful quality about them…a different flow than the American-made movies I see. I would love to own this movie. 🎬

  47. This was a great film! It was so young and carefree. I thought it had the same vibe as ‘Me, Earl and the Dying Girl”.

  48. Betsy Pauzauskie says:

    I was already subscribed, I tweeted and the movie sounds marvelous! Thanks for this generous giveaway!

  49. Christina Sparks says:

    I love the 80s, that was my early teen years

  50. I’d like to watch this movie. Thank you!

  51. Dying to see this one. I just saw the trailer last week — looks like a comingof age winner!

  52. Would love to see this- an they don’t show movies like this here in so. West Virginia! Thanks for the chance!

  53. Barbara Lima says:

    I had never heard of this movie, but it sounds wonderful!

  54. Gaye McGill says:

    I’m a subscriber and I tweeted. This movie sounds delightful!

  55. George Schneider says:
  56. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would love to see this movie. I love Irish movies and music.

  57. Laurie Emerson says:
  58. Dawn Monroe says:

    I’m always looking for a great family movie. I think my family especially my daughter would enjoy it.

  59. Dawn Monroe says:
  60. We saw it. what a brilliant and whimsical movie. The music is spectacular. The whole movie is a classic that will be loved for many years to come!!

  61. Already tweeted. Thanks for another great giveaway, Lois! 🙂

  62. Cynthia Richardson says:

    This sounds like the perfect feel-good movie. Can’t wait to see it!

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    newsletter subscriber

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