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The Commitments (1991 movie)

6 Ratings: 3.3
Art House & International movie directed by Alan Parker

An irresistible, comic drama from director Alan Parker (Evita,Mississippi Burning), overflowing and alive with passion, humor, and music,The Commitmentsshowcases some old R&B standards in a new light. A headstrong, fast-talking, ambitious young Dubliner … see full wiki

Director: Alan Parker
Genre: Drama
2 reviews about The Commitments (1991 movie)
review by . October 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Track One: I Heard It Through the Grapevine       It was 1991 and I had been working late, coming home on the 605 Freeway in Los Angeles, listening to SNAP (an alternative music program) on public radio station KCRW. The host, Deirdre O-Donahue, had just returned from a roots-finding mission in Ireland. She was raving about a book she had picked up there about an imaginary rock band called The Committments. She mentioned the author--was that Paddy Doyle? My car radio didn't …
review by . January 11, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
This movie describes the inner-workings of a soul band. A group of working class Irish musicians collaborate to bring soul music to the people. Each of the band members bring something quriky to the table. Andrew Strong is especially outstanding as the lead singer as his brutish actions are quite comical especially the banter with the back up signers. The musical score is outstanding. Occasionally it is a bit difficult to make out some of the dialogue but overall the film is strong on charm.
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