#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Funny, musical and occasionally dramatic, this is the story of tumultuous rise and fall of a Dublin Soul band, The Commitments. Managed by Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed wheeler and dealer with a vision to create “The Worlds Hardest Working Band”.
Plot: Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females virtually in his back yard, a lead singer (Deco) at a wedding, and, responding to his ad, an aging trumpet player, Joey “The Lips” Fagan.
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For it’s time it’s a classic
The Commiments holds a very unique place in Irish modern movie history. For a start you have to understand that the Dublin that the film was shot in was incredibly bleak in the early ’90’s. Unemployemt was huge, money was scarce etc. When the film opened in Dublin it was a genuine phenomenon. The biggest cinema in Dublin (The Savoy) showed the picture around the clock on it’s opening weekend and it played to pretty much full houses at all shows. I watched, for the 4th time, with a crowd of approx 500 at 6.00am on Sunday and the atmosphere was electric. This was a film we could relate to, it was about us and where we lived. Suffice to say it was a monster hit in Ireland at the time. I was working in the cinema business at the time (managing UCI) and I was lucky enough to be at the premiere. When the cast were introduced one by one the roof lifted. I attended the party where The Commitments (all of them) played in a tiny club on the docks called The Waterfront and to say that was pretty special is an understatement. To this day I’m still friend with Dick Massey (Billy Mooney) and and from to time to time he will remissness about his time with the film. The Commitments only played live together three times, the Dublin premiere, the NY premiere the LA premiere. I saw then in their home town! While the movie is certainly flawed it is still a classic for it’s time.
“It’s my pleasure to introduce to you the hardest working band in the world: Yes, yes, yes, THE COMMITMENTS!”
That’s quite a billing, but by the end of the film I can almost guarantee that you’ll feel the group have lived up to it. If only they’d managed to hold it together – but then it wouldn’t have been poetry…
I can’t be anymore blunt and truthful than to say that I adore this film. Right from its visually plain credits, the restless Irish soul music performed entirely by the youthful cast should get your feet tapping. Then Alan Parker takes us to an urban landscape that might be gray, but by God it’s bustling. We can relate to Jimmy Rabitte immediately: the youthful entrepreneur who has innate confidence in his own salesmanship, and in his pre-fame existence grants imaginary interviews from the comfort of his bathtub. He’s approached to provide guidance for some friends who are struggling to make their mark as musicians. Soon they have a direction and are banding together by applying for more members. A call is sent out far and wide that the Irish brothers are in need of some soul…
Almost every member of the group is memorable and has their own particular idiosyncrasies. There’s a palpable sense of adventure as they start out and their potential rapidly expands, because when they’re on stage together they click. All of this success is undercut in a typically understated and deadpan example of Irish wit from Jimmy Rabitte Sr. He himself fancies the perks of stardom but isn’t brave enough to pursue them, so instead is limited to crooning into a sauce bottle at home. In a very funny film its one of several memorable roles, but this time with a recognisable face playing it: Colm Meaney of “Star Trek” and “Con Air” fame. He isn’t the only ‘hidden talent’ in the family either – look out for Andrea Corr as Jimmy Jr’s younger sister!
Natural performances and earthy humour combined with raw talent make this a winner from start to finish. Please don’t miss this, otherwise you’ll kick yourself. I’m very tempted to give a good shake to anybody who hasn’t seen it yet, myself. It’s an absolutely fantastic film!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Music
Director Alan Parker
Writer Roddy Doyle, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
Actors Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball
Country Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 11 wins & 13 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe (prints), Technicolor, London, UK (processing)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm