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March 6th, 2014

The Commitments

They had nothing to lose and were willing to risk it all!

Alan Parker 1991; UK, Ireland & USA; 118 mins.

With Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball

 

Based on the novel by Roddy Doyle and with a script by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, this is the story of a group of young Dubliners and their efforts to form "the hardest-working band in the world". The band takes off only to fall victim to rivalry between its members. The film is very funny as well as featuring many beautifully performed soul classics including "Mustang Sally", "I Can't Stand the Rain" and "Try a Little Tenderness". Well worth it for the soundtrack alone -- though the acting is extremely good as well. 

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