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The Commitments



Jimmy Rabbitte, just a tick out of school, gets a brilliant idea: to put a soul band together in Barrytown, his slum home in north Dublin. First he needs musicians and singers: things slowly start to click when he finds three fine-voiced females virtually in his back yard, a lead singer (Deco) at a wedding, and, responding to his ad, an aging trumpet player, Joey "The Lips" Fagan.

Reviews
2008-08-20 : Richard Corliss
The film offers no message, no solutions, only a great time at the movies.
2008-03-10 : Variety Staff
Director Alan Parker’s story of a band of young Dubliners playing American ’60s soul is fresh, well-executed and original.
2008-03-10 : Jonathan Rosenbaum
This is probably Alan Parker’s best film, in part because it’s one of his most modest.

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The Commitments (1991)
The Commitments poster Rating: 7.6/10 (29,988 votes)
Director: Alan Parker
Writer: Roddy Doyle (novel), Dick Clement (screenplay), Ian La Frenais (screenplay), Roddy Doyle (screenplay)
Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy
Runtime: 118 min
Rated: R
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Released: 13 Sep 1991
Plot: When Jimmy Rabbitte wants to start a band, he has open auditions at his house.