- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.9/10
- Director: John Carney
- Country: IrelandUK
- Year: 2016
- Duration: 106 min
- Genres: Comedy,Drama,Music,Romance,
A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
As everybody moves to the beat of Pop music in early-1980s-Dublin, the sensitive teenager, Conor, struggles to cope with a tense family relationship; reconnect with his older brother, Brendan, and, above all, deal with the hostile environment in his new public school. Then, one day, he sees her. Tall, with long chestnut hair, a buttery complexion, and big, dark eyes; an enigmatically beautiful girl standing in front of the school’s gate, indolently observing people passing by. To get noticed by the distant girl, Raphina, Conor enlists the help of a group of teenage dreamers to form a band–and, surprisingly–with every lyric he writes, the gap narrows, and with every song he plays, her heart brims with affection. Now, before a sea of opportunities, what does the future hold for a brave love like this?
Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen, Ben Carolan, Mark McKenna, Des Keogh, Dolores Mullally, Marcella Plunkett, Kelly Thornton, Jack Reynor, Ian Kenny, Percy Chamburuka, Don Wycherley, Kian Murphy, Lucy Boynton,