Thanks to Roadshow Home Entertainment we have 10 copies of Sing Street to giveaway (10 Blu Rays).
Inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, Sing Street tells the story of a 14-year-old named Cosmo growing up in 80’s Dublin who must break free of a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, deal with his drop-out older brother’s antics, and survive a new public school where the kids are rough and the brothers are tougher. Cosmo writes a song, forms a scrappy band with some school mates, writes more songs, and shoots some wicked music videos. How to shoot pop videos in a recession ridden country? Beg, borrow and steal. And steal.
But when he realizes he can’t save his family, he must make a family of his own.
Blake Howard says:
Carney really blindsided me with just how perfectly he realises the way that a younger brother idolises their older brother. As Conor (Walsh-Peelo) is a sponge to Brendan’s (Reynor) view of the world you can’t help but pour over the formative years in your own life and reminisce. As I’m sitting here typing about the mechanisms of Carney’s work, I’m drawn back to a time where my brother’s curriculum of must sees films became the roadmap for my view of the movie world. It’s in those hundreds of hours of misspent youth (debatable) you realise that you probably need to call your brother and thank him.
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