Film Review: Sing

Posted March 2, 2017 by Charlotte in Film Review / 0 Comments

SingSing directed by Garth Jennings
Released on 27th January 2017
Genres: AnimationComedy,Musical
Feature Length: 103 mins
Format: DVD
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Sing’ is the story of Buster Moon, a dapper, down-on-his-luck koala whose theatre has fallen on hard times. In a last-ditch attempt to save it, he organises a singing competition.

It’s open to everyone, and everyone turns up: Rosita, a pig who used to sing but gave it up to have a family; Ash, a punk rock porcupine; and Johnny, a gorilla torn between his family’s criminal gang and his showbiz dreams.

Get up on stage and ‘Sing’ your heart out with an all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon and Taron Egerton.


So going to watch a film filled with families and little children may not have been the best decision I made at the weekend. Especially as I ended up going to the cinema alone. So it was with great awkwardness that I sat in my seat to watch a film aimed at the under 12s.

This is a cheery story that is filled with nostalgia and enough in jokes to keep the adults happy and the kids bouncing with joy. The casting is strong and the singing is pretty good. This is a warm-hearted story that lives up to its title. While we follow an old formula – the ‘Let’s put on a Show to Save the Day’ – it is one that works. And despite not being critically new, it is a story line that works to keep everyone entertained.

The choice of songs are just right. Giving a healthy balance of ‘now-songs’ and those 1980 tunes there is something for everyone. With the right mixture of cuteness, heart, humour and catchy tunes Sing manages to appeal to all. This is a film that aims to please. 

If you’re after a film that is filled with bright sparkle and pure joy, with a cheesy take on some ‘classic songs’ then this is a winner. This toe-tapping tale hits all the right notes and will leave you with a smile on your face (even if you are a cynic… hopefully).

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