Reviewed by: Tarneem Afify, Lamar Afify and Sal Sabila
Sing is a 2016 American computer-animated musical-comedy film featuring the voices of Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Hudson and many more. It was released on December 21st by Universal Pictures. “Sing” was released in Canada on September 11th through Toronto Film Festival. The movie personifies different animals with different personal attributes.
The movie starts with a koala bear, called Moon, trying to save his theatre with a singing competition. When printing out the flyers, instead of $1,000 koala’s assistant manager accidentally typed $100, 000 (extra two zeroes) which highly encouraged animals from all over the city to gather for audition with high hopes and dreams. Koala doesn’t realize the mistake until a friend of his shows him the flyer. After the audition, about 5 solo singers have been chosen to sing at the final competition. All these singers have different background and different obstacles that they overcome to participate in the competition. After realizing the mistake, Moon did not want to upset anyone. So, he decided to keep the mistake a secret. Will he be able to tell them the truth, and will the competition go on?
Liked/disliked and would we recommend it to others?
We liked the movie because it had an important lesson to it that is: “keep working hard to pursue your dream”. However, the movie could’ve been more creative, it seemed too simple. Definitely recommend to watch as a family.
Was there smoking in the movie?
No, there were no tobacco instances in the movie! Moon looked like he was smoking when he was feeling sad that his theatre was in trouble. However, it was just a pen in his mouth.