Check back later for review coming from contributor Blake Wilson by Dec 28
|Featuring:|| Matthew McConaughey … Buster Moon (voice)
Reese Witherspoon … Rosita (voice)
Seth MacFarlane … Mike (voice)
Scarlett Johansson … Ash (voice)
John C. Reilly … Eddie (voice)
Tori Kelly … Meena (voice)
Taron Egerton … Johnny (voice)
Nick Kroll … Gunter (voice)
Nick Offerman … Norman (voice)
Leslie Jones … Meena's Mother (voice)
Peter Serafinowicz … Bid Daddy (voice)
Rhea Perlman … Actress (voice)
Jennifer Hudson … Young Nana Noodleman (voice)
|Director:||Garth Jennings—“The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy” (2005), “Son of Rambow” (2007)|
|Producer:||Hammer and Tongs
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, ‘Sing’ stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.
This is a musical comedy about “finding the shining star that lives inside all of us.” Featuring more than 85 hit songs, ‘Sing’ is written and directed by Garth Jennings and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.”
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