An exuberant teen movie starring Ferdia Walsh-Peelo and Lucy Boynton
An exuberant teen movie starring Ferdia Walsh-Peelo and Lucy Boynton.
Creator of 2007’s Oscar-winning underdog hit Once, writer-director John Carney returns to Dublin for another heart-warming celebration of the joys and solace of making music.
In recession-hit 1985 Ireland, downwardly mobile 15-year-old schoolboy Walsh-Peelo forms a band and recruits 16-year-old wannabe model Boynton to appear in their shoestring pop videos.
This film is an absolute delight. The band’s songs are infectiously catchy and their week-by-week changes of style, depending on which band (Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, The Cure, The Jam) they have just seen on Top of the Pops, are hilarious. And the budding romance between Walsh-Peelo and Boynton is beautifully acted and utterly charming.