Sing delivers colorfully animated, cheerfully undemanding entertainment with a solid voice cast and a warm-hearted storyline that lives up to its title.
After conquering the world of yellow Minions and the Secret Lives of Pets, Illumination Entertainment returns with its sweetest and most charming project yet. Matthew McConaughey breaks out the bubbly charm as Buster Moon, an idealistic koala who launches a singing contest to save his failing theater. The competition attracts hopeful singers of every species: Taron Egerton voices a soulful gorilla who prefers stage to his father’s gang; Reese Witherspoon is an overworked pig mother of 25 piglets who dreams of the spotlight; and Scarlet Johansson plays a teenage porcupine desperate to break out of her musician boyfriend’s shadow. Add a sequin-obsessed swine, a suave but narcissistic mouse (Seth McFarlane), and a shy elephant with the voice of an angel, and you’ve got a delightful menagerie of misfit musicians.
Although the lets-put-on-a-show story line feels familiar, there’s real heart to the character’s desperate pursuit of their dreams. The eye-popping performances are meticulously animated, and a crowd pleasing, foot tapping soundtrack helps keep Sing moving.
Within the first 5 minutes I was singing and tapping my feet. Sing will inspire viewers of all ages to reach for their dreams in spite of their fears and have you laughing out loud, singing and crying with the characters. Bravo!
See this season’s feel-good movie Sing on the big screen (3D not required) then run to pick up the soundtrack. http://www.singmovie.com/