Sing Street Movie – Family Musical Drama

Sing Street is a beautiful film and one on which on first inspection I probably wouldn’t have put on my watch list. It’s about a 14-year-old boy (Conor) growing up in Dublin during the 1980s. He escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

It’s directed by John Carney who also directed Begin Again and Once. I loved the relationship between the main character and his older brother. What really struck me though was that despite the reported changes we  hear and see about the way teens live today (technology, increased anxiety and depression etc.), we all go through the same things to some extent: insecurity; bullying; peer pressure; heartbreak feeling so real and eternal and all topped off by the overwhelming feeling that no adult understands you.

Sing Street captures the optimism of youth perfectly and is a nice one to watch with older kids.

Watch the trailer.

Available on iTunes.

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  1. Hey Emily, Just telling my friend all about this site, I’m trying to Join her up but can’t figure out how to do it from My phone . ?? Or can I give you her email address? She’s has 2 Kids, but also loves to get out to nice restaurants /bars etc .

    Her name is



    1. Hi Fi – the follow option isn’t all that obvious on phones unfortunately but something I’m trying to improve. If you’re looking at Very Good Things on your phone you go to the menu on the left (3 horizontal lines under the blurb at the top) and it’s the last item on there if you scroll down (it’s in green). I’ve signed her up to receive emails when I post though so she doesn’t need to worry about it. Thanks for sharing it with her! When I first saw you had commented on the Sing Street post I thought our mutual friend was pushing you to watch it given the music theme. You should definitely watch it together 🙂


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