Plot: A Dublin teenager meets a pretty model and he wants to impress her so he decides to form a rock ‘n’ roll band so that she can star in their music videos.
Director: John Carney
Starring: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor, Mark McKenna, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kelly Thornton.
What a film! It’s a compelling, truthful tale set in the 80s in Dublin. It’s also a film with GOOD music. It’s one of those films that when it ends you instantly have to download the soundtrack because it was so good.
The cast is incredible. Each one suits and fits their roles perfectly. Maria Doyle Kennedy is an actress that I absolutely adore and admire but she isn’t in a lot of scenes. Ferdia Walsh-Peelo plays the main character, Cosmo and he’s great. Everyone has been him at some point in their lives. He goes to a new school and he gets bullied but he stands up to his bullies and does what he loves regardless of what people think. It’s admirable and the world needs more Cosmo’s.
The film has a running time of one hour and 45 minutes but it just wasn’t enough. I wanted more. It didn’t even feel that long when I was watching it. I wanted more performances from the band. My favourite song from them is Drive It Like You Stole It. It’s a great song. The music, along with the outfits just gets better and better as the film progresses.
“No woman can truly love a man who listens to Phil Collins.”
– Brendan (Jack Reynor)
Probably the best line to come out of the film. It is by far one of the best films to come out of 2016 because it is a feel good movie and there’s just not a lot wrong with it. You feel deeply satisfied after watching it and it makes you smile. You’ll be left feeling happy after you’ve watched it.
A fabulous coming of age romance film!