The twins are super excited as this weekend they have been invited to a birthday outing where a group of friends are going to the cinema to see Sing and then on to eat together to celebrate the momentous occasion of turning 9 years old.
The girls got the chance to see a screening in Leicester Square back in December and they absolutely adored the film. In fact I sent Tommy and Oana up with the grandkids too and the first thing I want to make clear is that this film is suitable for all ages, from Sophie who is 3 to my son Tommy who is 29.
It’s a creation from the same guys who made Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets. Fantastic illustrations, the perfect music choices to run alongside and an amusing storyline to go with it.
Sing – the story
We all know of a community theatre that has fallen on hard times and needs a bit of tlc to bring it back to life, Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides on such a theatre that, in it’s heyday was the best theatre for miles around. Dapper loves his theatre and wants to save it and comes up with one final idea to try and restore the theatre back to its former glory – Producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Now everyone loves to sing and dreams of hitting the big time, it is no different in Sing, five contestants emerge from the trials, a timid elephant, a mouse, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine and we follow their individual stories as the film develops.
There is an excellent soundtrack to the film including some of my favourite songs, ‘Oh my god, will you look at her but.’ has become a favourite between me and the girls too.
Written and directed for Universal Studios by Garth Jennings with a fabulous line up of actors including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane and Scarlett Johansson. The story, animated by animals will keep everyone’s attention throughout, lighthearted with some excellent storylines running through it and some great focus on morals and for pushing yourself to follow the dream.
This film gives viewers 1 hour 48 minutes of fun entertainment and you will come out with a great feel good factor.
Officially in cinemas as of Friday 27th January, keep an eye out for it.
Disclosure: We were given tickets to see the film for the purpose of this post.