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Commitments, The (1991) Movie Information

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Alan Parker


Robert Arkins
Michael Aherne
Angeline Ball
Maria Doyle Kennedy
Dave Finnegan
Bronagh Gallagher





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Jimmy Rabbitte is fresh out of school and has the idea to bring soul to Barrytown - a slum in Dublin - by forming his own band, The Commitments. He gathers singers and musicians together and things are looking good - but internal strife may destroy the band before he can make his dream a reality. -- Chris Kavan

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A light, comedic look into the formation of a fictional Irish 'soul' band. The actors are talented musicians and their covers are solid. There's an ample amount of chuckles throughout. The film itself isn't all that involving, or memorable, but it's a swift and decent watch.

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Yet another cookie cutter British comedy. Seen one, seen 'em all.

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12/22/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Musical Must-See!

Picture a group of kids (late teens, early 20’s) thrown together in an effort to become a renowned soul music band. Long before there ever was an ‘American Idol’ or ‘America’s Got Talent’, we had this comical look at the struggles behind trying to make it big in the music world. To emphasis the struggle portion of this, the story is set against an economically depressed Dublin, Ireland. Based on a novel by noted Irish author, Roddy Doyle, and directed by Alan Parker (‘The Life Of David Gayle’, ‘Angela’s Ashes’, ‘Pink Floyd – The Wall’, ‘Midnight Express’), ‘The Commitments’ (1991) is a toe tapping, homage to Motown and 60’s rock that will have you laughing as well.

As the story starts out, we’re introduced to Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins), who is obviously a bit of a schemer – always ...

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