A lot of it is bad in a boring way, but the bonkers parts are VERY BONKERS.
Simon is bad and so are his rich, selfish, attractive friends.
Parts of it are pretty charming (the film has a better cast than it does a script), but the melodrama of the last half-hour or so is cringe-inducing. Homosexuality as a spectacle is apparently a joke if you like dancing to Whitney Houston, but it's sweet and acceptable if your entire high school class crowds around a ferris wheel waiting for a student to out himself in public—by the…
What a disappointment.
For a film I wasn't expecting much from, Sing Street begins with promise. The very first scene sets a great tone. Our White Teen Nerd Boy protagonist meekly plays the guitar in his room, mocking his parents to himself as their shouts fill the house. It's a mundane bummer that feels natural and relatable, and it's dryly funny. The lead, like many of the characters in the film, is clearly a genuine, awkward kid as opposed to…