The Commitments Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for The Commitments the Movie

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Convinced that they can bring soul music to Dublin, a group of working-class youth form a band. High-energy production paints an interesting, unromanticized picture of modern Ireland and refuses to follow standard showbiz cliches, even though its lack of resolution hurts. Honest, whimsical dialogue laced with poetic obscenities, delivered by a cast of mostly unknowns. Very successful soundtrack features the music of Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Percy Sledge, and others, and received a Grammy nomination. Based on the book "The Commitments" by Roddy Doyle, part of a trilogy which includes "The Snapper" and "The Van."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 116 minutes.
Originally from Irish.

Cast and Crew

Price of Fame, Dublin, Rock Flicks
Dick Clement, Roddy Doyle, Ian La Frenais
Andrew Strong, Bronagh Gallagher, Glen Hansard, Michael Aberne, Dick Massey, Ken McCluskey, Robert Arkins, Dave Finnegan, Johnny Murphy, Angeline Ball, Felim Gormley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Colm Meaney
Gale Tattersall
Alan Parker
Paul Bushnell
Beacon Films


British Acad. 1991: Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Parker), Film.

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