SING STREET (M)
Some boys, a girl, a band and a bond, Ireland, 106 min
The sole point to this funny, engaging and wholly entertaining affair is that there is only one thing better than being young and about to fall in love. And that is to be young and about to fall in love twice. Dublin teenager Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo), only has eyes for Raphina (Lucy Boynton), an aspiring fashion model. She isn’t returning his gaze as yet, but a boy can dream, right? Just as importantly, Conor only has ears for music. It is the mid-1980s, and the chance viewing of a Duran Duran music video inspires Conor to form a band ASAP. There is no venue to play at, and little chance anyone will hear his catchy compositions, but a boy can keep on dreaming, right? Too right. And getting it right is something Sing Street excels at throughout. Not only is this unpolished gem guaranteed to move you — just like every favourite song you’ve ever had, it will get you moving as well. Written and directed by John Carney ( Once). Screens twice daily at the Warrina.