Movies From the Hat 7 – #51 – Jason’s Pick – Sing (2016)

This is my 3996th Review

Thanks to Jason of Jason’s Movie Blog for this recommendation.


“When you’ve reached rock bottom, there’s only one way to go, and that’s up! ” – Buster Moon

Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Apr 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A failing theater owner decides to hold a singing competition in order to boost his revenue.

My Take on it – I have been avoiding this film for quite a long time and I know can’t understand why.

My daughters have both watched it numerous time,s but I never really had much interest in seeing what this was all about.

What a mistake that was!

This is a film that gets so much right and continues to do so throughout the film.

Loved the way that we get to see so many uniquely developed characters and instead of rooting for just one of them, we have trouble deciding who we want to eventually win the competition.

We get to learn so much about each of the main characters and their own personal issues and goals for winning that it helps give us a strong emotional connection to everything that they do.

The voice cast is chosen really well and they do an excellent job matching up the voices with their seemingly appropriate animals that things seem right.

The messages that this film teaches are all great and I loved how they vary from character to character which in turn gives this film multiple messages for us to learn from.

The music in this film is superbly chosen and they give us so many amazing songs to hum along with because they are all part of the culture of music.

I’m now excited to see what they plan to do with the upcoming anticipated sequel for this film.

Bottom Line – Great film that does so much right. The various characters are all developed well and we get to learn enough about each of their problems that it’s hard to decide who is most deserving to win the competition. The voice cast is spectacular and they get the animals and voices just right that we can believe it all. The music used in this film is spectacular and they give us so many amazing songs to enjoy along the way.  Can’t wait to see what they plan to do with the upcoming sequel to this film. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Beat My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) as the highest grossing film to never hit #1 at the U.S. box office. (From IMDB)

Rating –  Oscar Worthy (9/10)


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2 thoughts on “Movies From the Hat 7 – #51 – Jason’s Pick – Sing (2016)

  1. Agree 100%. I saw this one WITH one of my daughters and we both loved it. Doing an animated musical like this and taking the care to develop so many of the characters back stories as well as they did was a major accomplishment.


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