Sing (2016) Sunday, 29 March 2020

Sing (2016)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    Animals Got Talent.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll, Nick Offerman, Garth Jennings, Peter Serafinowicz, Jennifer Saunders, Rhea Perlman, Jennifer Hudson

  • Directed by:

    Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet

  • Running time:

    108 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A building is flooded with rushing water, building collapse. Objects (eg lights) crash/break/catch alight. Characters are swept away, crushed by a falling sandbag, near-drowned, near-eaten, slapped, arrested (implied), imprisoned, kicked, pierced with flying porcupine quills, near-hit by cars, shirt-grabbed, stepped on, pursued, prodded with a cane, throat-grabbed, thrown through the air, hit with objects/splashed with food, thrown out of a restaurant, hung upside-down. Characters jump through glass, break out of prison, thump their fists on tables/benches, accidentally trip/knock over objects, dangle precariously. Reckless driving, minor car crash. Robberies (masked characters, bags of loot, getaway cars, sirens, police cars, etc). Raised voices, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: A character is loaded into an ambulance. A glass eye frequently dislocates/is almost swallowed. Many characters have porcupine quills protruding from heads/faces. Going to a funeral mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A married couple kiss, talk in bed. Fliriting. Skimpy dancewear/dress. Animals in brief swimwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (empty wine glasses seen on tables). Gambling (a character cheats at blackjack). A character finds a small object and says "what do you smoke out of this?" Ashtma inhaler seen.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling (crazy, stubborn, useless, skunk, fool, artsy-fartsy, awful, mean, intolerable egomaniac, liar, suckers, , ghastly, old fart, moody teenager, total superjerk dinkleschplat, porky, loose cannon, walking disaster, bunch of bumbling amateurs, danger to society, deluded, washed-up charlatan, pipsqueak, bozos, etc). Religious reference and exclamations (Oh my gosh, holy moly, what the heck, etc).

  • THEMES:

    Singing, theatre, auditions, prize money, competition, debt, family, gangs, robberies, foreclosure, nerves, optimism, second chances, father-son relationships, prison, construction, teamwork, car washes, fundraising, underdogs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    A character frequently refers to his father (assumed dead). Relationship breakup. Animals (lots!): koala, pigs, piglets, elephants, mouse, porcupines, llamas, chameleon, giraffes, penguins, gorillas, chimpanzees, camels, moose, rabbits, dogs, polar bear, brown bears, lizards, chickens, turtles, cats, squid, spiders, whale, fish, rhinoceros, hippos, antelope, snakes, crocodiles, sheep, cow, kangaroo, shrimp, beaver, birds, snail, frogs, buffalo, etc. Farting, spitting out water. Full moon, helicopter. Some fast-moving and sped-up camerawork, one bright light flash. Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Catchy, entertaining, funny, kid-friendly, pacey, colourful, warmhearted, well-meaning, joyous, dazzling, crowd-pleasing. Impressive/outstanding/memorable/A-list/stellar voice cast, show-stopping musical numbers, inventive/detailed visuals, cute/relatable characters, crazy/unexpected action sequences, unexpected/irresistible finale, clever nods to other films/musicals.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Clichéd. Generic-looking/underwritten/uninspired characters, wobbly/formulaic script, perhaps a little long for smaller children.

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