The Commitments (1991)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

Ireland/United Kingdom/USA, 1991Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Dirty Hands Productions, First Film Company.  Screenplay by , , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

One of Alan Parker’s most enjoyable films is this fantastic musical about a fictional British band. plays a keen Irish lad who graduates school and looks about for the next step in his career. He gathers his musician friends, three girls with great voices and, before he knows it, soul music has hit Dublin. The film’s fantastic soundtrack is its best asset, though the excellent screenplay and spirited performances aren’t to be ignored either.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Film Editing

Golden Globe Award Nomination:  Best Picture-Musical/Comedy

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