Sing Street is the story of Cosmo, a young teen living in Dublin, Ireland. His parents, played by Aidan Gillen and Maria Doyle Kennedy, are having both marriage problems and money problems, and because of this, Cosmo is sent to a local religious school. He doesn't fit in, but soon, he meets a young model named Raphina (Lucy Boynton), who he's instantly falling for. He asks Raphina if she would be interested in being in his band's first music video. Once she actually says yes, Cosmo realises he needs to start a band. Pronto.
The term 'crowd pleasing' gets used a lot, and I have used it from time to time. While I'm sure I've never used that term when I didn't mean it, not a single one of them have been nearly as crowd pleasing as Sing Street is. I am about 97% sure that Sing Street is one of the most loveable, joyous and entertaining movies I have ever seen. It's not perfect, no movie is, but in terms of pure entertainment and joy that's been radiated off the screen, this can't be beat. Once the credits begun, I realised I hadn't stopped smiling the entire time.
Movies are rarely realistic. It's a well known fact. Everybody can agree on it, and while there are certain moments in a great deal of movies that really push the realm of believability, having non-realistic movies is never a bad thing. With Sing Street, there are some things that happen that would never happen in real life, especially in the third act. But, this doesn't affect the film in the slightest. In fact, it made me wish that life was more like this movie. Everything is perfect and happy in an imperfect and depressing way, and it plays out just how every person on earth would want life to play out. It's brilliant.