I don’t know what it is, but when you have a movie that has animals portraying human behavior I just love it. There have been some lately that I have just fallen in love with and now there is another that will make you laugh and dance: Sing Movie. The trailers do not do it justice for just how great of a movie it is.
Laughing all the Way
Sing Movie will have you laughing as the movie takes you on a story(which I am not going to give full details of) and puts you in just like you are watching American Idol or one of the other talent shows. There are lots of parts in the movie that are just hilarious and while my kids didn’t get all of the jokes I sure did. It was just the right amount of humor to keep me laughing all the way throughout.
Sing and Dance
They play some great songs that some quirky characters sing that were just spot on with their characters and that moment in the storyline. They had a blend of new and older songs(which my kids didn’t know) which made this movie more geared towards an older audience that would recognize the song and sing along since we remember all the lines. My kids sang along with some of the newer ones and there is plenty of chances to dance in your seats.
Sing Movie had a good appeal to both kids and adults. The kids of course love the animal characters and watching them come to life on a screen and sing just like a human would. Adults will connect with the memories in the songs and understand the humor throughout. I seriously want to go see it again and again as I am sure that I missed parts of it. This one will be added to our must watch over and over collection.
If you want a movie that is hilarious and speaks to your soul as music so often does, I think you will thoroughly enjoy Sing Movie. Make a night of going to the movies with dinner before like we tried to do. The word is tried as there was 3 wrecks on our way to see the movie so we wound up grabbing a quick bite in the car. Thanks to our sponsors who sent us out to see the movie and have dinner on them! Plus we got to take along Ash and I think she liked seeing herself in the movie!
About the Film
Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of this summer’s comedy blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination presents Sing this holiday season.
With its highly relatable characters, heart and humor, the first collaboration between writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri marks the sixth fully animated feature from the studio.
The event film stars Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.
Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.
Featuring more than 65 hit songs, Sing is produced by Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy. Together, they have produced all of Illumination’s films since the studio’s inception. Released by Universal Pictures, Sing arrives in theaters on December 21, 2016. www.singmovie.com
Genre: Animated Feature
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll, Beck Bennett, Nick Offerman, Jennifer Saunders, Garth Jennings,Peter Serafinowicz, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah
Written and Directed by: Garth Jennings
Produced by: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy