Singing praises for ‘Sing’

Steven Oliver, Business Manager

Universal Studios’ Illumination Entertainment does not disappoint with its newest film ‘Sing.’ The movie takes place in a city similar to San Francisco, except all of the characters are humanoid animals.
The story follows a koala named Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) who owns a classic Theatre that is facing financial troubles. In an effort to pay his debts, he produces a singing competition starring a bunch of misfit animals. The early auditions are quite entertaining, although each one is very brief, leaving you wanting more.
The final ragtag group of singers consists of Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), the pig housewife with 25 kids, Mike (Seth McFarlane), a small white mouse inspired by Frank Sinatra in his early years, Ash (Scarlett Johansen), a porcupine aspiring to be a punk rock icon, Meena (Tori Kelly), an elephant with severe stage fright but the voice of an angel, Gunter (Nick Kroll), a flamboyant Pig who can dance well but sings terribly, and finally my personal favorite, Johnny (Taron Egerton), a gorilla with a cockney accent torn between his love for singing and his loyalty to his criminal father.
Some more minor yet entertaining characters are the one-eyed assistant to Buster, Ms. Crawly (Garth Jennings) and his right-hand man and friend, Eddie (John C. Reily). Other notable voice actors include Rhea Perlman, Jennifer Hudson, and Nick Offerman.
Don’t miss out on this perfect date night movie.

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