Besides the fun clips in the trailer, I found Sing to be quite forgettable. The story is based on the numerous characters involved in a singing competition, which if successful will help the organiser save his failing theatre.
The reason I didn’t completely enjoy Sing, even though I was moved and amused in parts is because I just didn’t find the story and most of the characters that entertaining or interesting; something to do with how stereotypical most of them are, I’m sure. The fact that I’m also that person who doesn’t enjoy watching televised singing competitions surely has something to do with it. Additionally, there’s a part of me that didn’t buy into Matthew McConaughey’s voice and / or performance as the Koala.
The main highlight about Sing, for me has nothing to do with the music. I loved the mommy piggy (Reese Witherspoon) and her ingenuity when no one else was available to take care of her piglets. I also adore her performance partner, another cute piggy; you know, the one in the red sequinned leotard and gold sequinned sweatsuit that you fell in love with in the trailers.
You’ll very likely have a better time watching sing if you enjoy singing competitions. If you’re not that person, I hope you like it anyway, should you decide to tune in.
Can you imagine taking on a 1000+ mile journey on foot to help you recover from a personal catastrophe at home?
That’s exactly what Reese Witherspoon does as Cheryl, in Wild; the Jean-Marc Vallée directed drama based on the real life memoir of Cheryl Strayed.
This great story of redemption and self discovery is definitely Witherspoon’s least glamorous role yet (not a criticism).
With foot blisters, foregone showers and tension filled encounters with sketchy strangers along the way, Wild is a humorous, perfectly paced and edited film. you’ll find yourself dreaming about your own personal adventure.
Seeing myself travelling to escape undesirable events that may have happened at home is easy. However, my journey absolutely won’t be on foot and it will not involve a tent or my very own portable stove.
Watch it for a hopeful, very engaging film experience and because it’s good for you.
Key highlights include Cheryl’s first encounter as a hitchhiker and her meeting with the little boy
Set in Sudan and the united states, Director Philippe Falardeau’s The Good Lie follows the journey of Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America, away from civil war in their home country.
Carrie, a feisty, strong and fiercely independent employment agency counsellor, played by Reese Witherspoon is one of the first people they meet when they arrive in the US, and you’ll be glad they did.
This is a beautiful, dramatic and humorous tale about friendship, survival, sacrifice, and family. There’s a chance that The Good Lie will have you reflecting upon the true value of unexpected kindness from perfect strangers.
For those yet to see The Good Lie, I’m excited for you to find out how the title is touched upon in the telling of this beautiful story. the two songs at the end are sublime!