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Movie Review: Sing hits all the right notes

Sing is an inspirational musical that stresses the importance of self-confidence and perseverance when striving for your dreams.

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), a suave koala who manages a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times.

Buster is an eternal—possibly on the edge of delusional—optimist who loves his theatre above all and will do anything to preserve it.

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.

The five main contestants: Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), mother and wife to a time and energy draining husband and 25 piglets, Johnny (Taron Egerton), the son of a Gorilla mobster, Mike (Seth MacFarlane), is a Mouse street musician, Ash (Scarlet Johansson), a teenage punk-rock Porcupine  and a Meena (Tori Kelly), a young Elephant with extreme stage fright.  All share the same dream of winning $100,000 and become stars in the process.

But it isn’t as easy as just singing a song or two, as each character faces personal difficulties that lead them to a crossroad where they must choose to either pursue their life-long dreams or settle for the mundane duties of everyday life.

Every member of this star-studded cast is perfectly suited to their furry character which makes for a more relatable experience that the audience can sympathise with.

Featuring 85 hit songs dating from the 1940’s to present day, Sing is a movie that people of all ages can head-bob and sing along to.

4 1/2 out of 5 stars

Watch Sing trailer: 

Rebecca Scheib
Rebecca's analyzing and overthinking nature used to get the best of her imagination but at the NZ Radio Training School she intends to harness it to challenge the boundaries of others' imaginings.
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