What You Need To Know - May 19, 2017

Sing - What You Need To Know
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Sing - What You Need To Know

After branching out last year with The Secret Life Of Pets, Illumination Entertainment, the production company responsible for Despicable Me and all the minion-based adventures that have followed, take aim at talent shows this time with Sing. It’s got a big name voice cast, it did big bucks at the box office and it arrives on DVD shelves on Monday (May 22nd). Here’s everything you need to know about it…


Who’s in it?

This movie boasts a truly stellar voice cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly.


And who’s behind the camera?

Garth Jennings, who directed both Son Of Rambow and The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, takes charge of this, working from his own script. He gets directorial assistance from Christophe Lourdelet, who’s worked on both Despicable Me movies.


What’s the plot?

In a city entirely populated by animals, we begin with the McConaughey voiced Buster Moon, a showbiz-obsessed koala who has opened his own theatre. Struggling to put bums on seats and with the bank closing in he decides to try and save his theatre by putting on a talent contest, one that attracts singing animals of all shapes and sizes when his assistant accidentally offers a $100,000 prize instead of the planned $1,000….


Does it deliver?

It does indeed. Bright, colourful and with plenty of good songs, this is great fun with a big, warm heart.


Sing is released on DVD shelves on Monday (22nd) and is available to pre-order here in hmv’s online store.


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