SING – Rated PG

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SING – Rated PG – 108 Min

Starring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth McFarlane, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson, and Tori Kelly

If you lived for American Idol, and can’t wait to get home to catch the VOICE, and your intrigued by a world filled with super-talented animals of all sorts, then this Golden Globe nominated animated feature might just be right for you…THIS IS SING!!

As we meet the cute and cuddly Koala Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), he is hell bent on restoring an old theater he’s become very fond of.

When money gets tight and he really has no wear to turn, Buster decides to host a Singing competition in hopes of bringing in herds of townsfolk to view his newly discovered talent.

As fate would have it, there are quite a few very talented animals scattered all over town, Like singing sensation and mother of 25 ~ yep you heard that right ~ Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), Street Saxophone player Mike (Seth McFarlane), Son–of-a-mobster Johnny (Taron Egerton), who can tickle the ivories like not bodies business, Prickly Punk Rocker Ash (Scarlett Johansson) and the very meek and mild Meena (Tori Kelly).

Now that he’s found all this talent, can Buster put together a show stopping performance that will bring in the big bucks, or will fate deal him one last flowing blow, that’ll wash away his dreams for good…?

I give SING a rating of WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON NETFLIX or STREAMING – Okay, am I going to buck the nod this film just got from the GOLDEN GLOBES? Why yes, yes I am ~ as this film felt very lackluster to me even during it’s better moments. Even though this film is filled with an abundance of award wining stars voicing its characters along the way, and the soundtrack of the film is filled with many a fabulous song from genre’s from today and yesteryear, it still didn’t win me over in the end. SING is painfully slow to get started and the fact that there isn’t a whole lot of singing going on, makes this film seem to be more hype, then substance when its through. Even my 6-year-old Niece wasn’t too excited by this animated feature, as first she said “This film just seems like a ZOOTOPIA again with all the animals everywhere”. And then she kept asking me “How much longer Aunt Kath?” as what was happening on screen was apparently not keeping her attention at all. Suffice to say that there were many more award worthy animated features produced this year that had better storylines, better animation, better just about everything for me – including my personal favorite of the year, ZOOTOPIA, which is why I am suggesting you catch SING with your kiddos on your little screen, in about 8 weeks from now…

Kathy Kaiser