Sing is a 2016 American animated musical comedy written and directed by Garth Jennings, produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and starring Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, and Nick Offerman.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (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 (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.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Ash, a teenage porcupine
- Taron Egerton as the voice of Johnny, teenage Cockney-accented gorilla
- Matthew McConaughey as the voice of Buster Moon, an optimistic koala
- Reese Witherspoon as the voice of Rosita, a pig
- Seth MacFarlane as the voice of Mike, a small white mouse
- John C. Reilly as the voice of Eddie Noodleman, a sheep
- Nick Offerman as the voice of Norman, a pig
- Tori Kelly as the voice of Meena, a teenage elephant
- Nick Kroll as the voice of Gunter, a pig
- Garth Jennings as the voice of Karen Crawly, an elderly iguana with a glass eye
- Peter Serafinowicz as the voice of Big Daddy, Johnny's father
- Beck Bennett as the voice of Lance, a porcupine
- Jennifer Saunders as the voice of Miss Nana Noodleman, a sheep and Eddie's grandmother
- Jennifer Hudson as the voice of Young Nana Noodleman
- Leslie Jones as the voice of Meena's mother
- Jay Pharoah as the voice of Meena's grandfather
- Rhea Perlman as the voice of Judith, a brown Llama
- Laraine Newman as the voice of Meena's grandmother
- Bill Farmer as the voice of a news reporter dog
- Adam Buxton as the voice of Stan
- Brad Morris as the voice of a baboon
Home Media[edit | edit source]
|Blu-ray||March 21, 2017||Universal Pictures Home Entertainment||Special Edition||United States & Canada|
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Critical response[edit | edit source]
On the aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 70%, based on 125 reviews, with an average rating of 6.5/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Sing delivers colorfully animated, cheerfully undemanding entertainment with a solid voice cast and a warm-hearted – albeit familiar – storyline that lives up to its title."On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 59 out of 100, based on 33 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale.
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