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Sing (film review)

Film: Sing
Year: 2016
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane
About: In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.

My Review: 
Having wanted to watch this film since it came out in the cinema however never getting around to it I decided to buy the DVD so that I was able to finally see it. Not only this but as a fan of musical films and animated films I thought this would be a perfect watch for myself.

The film is about a theater owner who is bankrupt and tries to find a way to save his theater by making a singing competition with people who are from that city. However, when the prize reward comes up with more money than he expected he tries everything he can to try and get the money to save his theater.

I did find myself rather entertained by this movie and how it had a character for everyone such as a stay at home mum who has 25 children and just wants to do something for herself, a girl who's boyfriend cheats on her and so she starts singing for herself and as an outlet for the pain, a man who thinks he is better than everyone else, a boy who's dad is in criminal activity and he just wants a way out and a shy girl who is scared to sing in front of anyone even though they have an amazing voice. By having so many different characters they had something for everyone as well as showing that no matter your background or what you are doing currently in your life you can do anything if you put your mind to it and it is never too late to go for your dreams, no matter the obstacles in your way. I found that this film was also good at showing that things do also go bad for people but as long as you never give up and you are willing to do whatever it takes then anything can happen which is a good message to show children who would be seeing this film. I did think that the singing part of the movie was also rather good by having popular music in which people know and can sing along to while they are watching the film and like the music already as it was in the charts, it was also good to have music of all different styles for every style of music that someone likes.

I do think however that the film could have had a bit more comedy into it which would have made the film feel a bit lighter in my opinion as it can feel a bit heavy at times throughout and it does seem to be repetitive at times.

I would recommend this movie to families and children who like animation films as well as want something with a message throughout the movie. I would also recommend this movie to those who want to see a music based animation film however please  note that this is not a musical.

My Rating: 3/5

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYHBD9RF2dk

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