Movie Review- Sing (2016)

From the Illumination Entertainment, the studio that brought you Despicable Me 2, Minions, and The Secret Life of Pets comes the Garth Jennings directed film Sing about human-like animals finding their dreams of being singing sensations. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Offerman, and others.

The Moon Theater, managed by the Koala bear Buster Moon is falling on hard times. Despite being a theatrical sensation at one time, it is about to be repossessed by the bank.

Buster comes up with a plan: a singing competition. Through a typo, he accidentally promises the winners a grand prize of $100,000. The contestants are the dancing sensation pig Gunter and his reluctant partner Rosita, an overworked mother of twenty-five children who can sing, but not dance. Mike is an obnoxious mouse who can sing, but is rude. Ash is a teen with lots of angst whose boyfriend leaves her after she makes the audition, but he doesn’t. Johnny is a gorilla who has an amazing voice, but his father wants him to follow him into a life of crime. Meena is a shy elephant who must overcome her stage fright to enter the competition.

As problems with a Bear gang, confidence, unfortunate circumstances, and funding start to get in the way of Buster’s dream, he still reaches for the stars and wins the hearts of his singers as they prepare for the performance of a life time.

The music in the film is amazing. It featured a great variety of songs including Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off, Elton John’s I’m Still Standing, Stevie Wonder’s Don’t Worry ‘Bout A Thing, and so many more.

It felt incredibly nostalgic and I loved every minute of it. I enjoyed it a great deal. As my readers, you know how much I love animated films and Sing is a new that I enjoyed a great deal.

PARENTAL CONCERNS- Mild cartoon violence 


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