Featuring more than 65 hit songs, Sing “… makers know all too well how to fully exploit the power of a catchy pop song,” (RogerEbert.com). 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—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with 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: Mike (Seth MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Tori Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Taron Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Scarlett Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.
Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.
Critic Comments: “You’re either someone who didn’t like American Idol at all or you’re someone who loved it and believe the concept could only be improved upon with the addition of talking cartoon animals.” (New York Magazine) “When the big show finally happens at the end of the picture? You can’t help but smile.” (The Playlist) “… where Sing soars is in its one-by-one attention to its ensemble of beasts and its obvious passion for music” (Time Out New York) “It’s a cute movie with genuinely funny moments (keep an eye out for the koala car wash), and some great tunes to boot.” (Los Angeles Times)
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