|Genre:||Non-Musical Music Film|
|07.15.17||Netflix|| Showed this to Molly; she cried. Seeing this in a better atmosphere than on a plane was great. In my memory anyway, I think this is now my favorite John Carney movie. It feels so personal, but what really got me this time is that he dedicated the film to brothers everywhere. That makes me feel like he sees himself as the younger brother and made this movie to show appreciation for everything that his older brother gave him, which is so sweet. The older brother part is definitely the scene stealer here... it's so fitting. what the hell is all this dust doing in the air!?|
anyway, great movie.
|10.02.16||airplane|| Two weeks of Peruvian and Bolivian touring later and I'm back on a plane shuffling through the menus looking for a non-R-rated movie that I'm interested in watching. I came upon this, which I figured wouldn't be too ruined thanks to my nice earbuds. |
This is the third John Carney movie that I've seen, so I'm not sure if all the others aren't as musically-minded or what... I'm actually wondering if Zonad and The Rafters and his pre-Once stuff isn't good or just not musical so someone thinks they're too Irish for American audiences, or maybe they're not as good because they aren't musically-oriented and that's really Carney's sweet spot so maybe he should stick to it? I don't know. For whatever reason, Once, Begin Again, and Sing Street are the only movies of his that have popped up on my radar. I've liked all three of them. This one feels particually personal since it's period and features kids in main roles, but who knows. I liked how the pop music of the 80s has such a clear influence on the main kid to form his style and music. I love the older brother, who's like an Irish Chris Pratt, there for him like Zooey Deschanel set the kid in Untitled off on his journey. Lots of good stuff here.