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The Commitments

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by HotRodSteve, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. iowa

    iowa Tele-Meister

    Aug 10, 2007
    Corn Country
    Great movie. Wish they didn't drop the f-bomb every other word. But the music is really enjoyable.
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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  3. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    Remember putting a band together in the early 90's, we probably spent as much time watching this or "The Blues Brothers" with a few beers than we did rehearsing. We also went to see The Blues Band, Nine Below Zero, and Buddy Guy for inspiration.
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  4. Pixies2005

    Pixies2005 TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

    Jan 14, 2017
    Well don’t watch a movie set in Ireland during a recession then ya *** ***** :)

    I’m Irish.

    View the f-bombs as percussion and enjoy the rhythmic flow.

    I recommend ‘The Thick Of It’, ‘Veep’, ‘The Canterbury Tales’ or Shakespeare to get into the flow.

    BTW - the guitar player has won anOscar, a Grammy and had a few number ones since then. Check out the band The Frames.

  5. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    I really enjoyed the film when I saw it (when released initially) and I need to get a copy as I'd love to see it again.

  6. Tonetele

    Tonetele Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    Great music and vioces. Also shoes how people get on together.
    They are literally going to be here in about two weeks at a popular gig place and I will be there. Andrew Strong has got such a great voice. Chicks are great on Mustang Sally and he is so good on Try a Little Tenderness. He growls it so good. Cannot wait.

  7. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Friend of Leo's

    Feb 12, 2010
    I love this movie. "I'm black and I'm proud" is a classic scene.
    The music is great.
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  8. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 14, 2013
    it was kinda like watching South Park for the first time

    what happened to these singers? Hansard went on to that Once thing with Carney and the eastern European gal, but the others?

  9. chiefline

    chiefline Tele-Holic

    Mar 18, 2014
    new jersey
    Yeah loved this movie and the music. Thanks for reminding me!

  10. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Arlington, VA
    I like it. My wife and I watched it again last year. It captures the mystery of music making and how music speaks across genres and cultures. It's very funny. the whole bit with Joey--is he telling the truth or just a lunatic?--is great.

    My only criticism of it is it's a brit director reproducing cliches about the irish: they're wild and unruly, they love to fight, etc etc. As an irish-american I find the ending rankles a bit.

    The novel is very good and handles the breakup without brawling irish cliches. Part of Roddy Doyle's Barrytown trilogy

  11. codamedia

    codamedia Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2009
    Western Canada
    It's an annual viewing in our household...

    There is a lot of "reality" going on in that movie... I'm not sure I have ever seen a more realistic movie about forming a band. Exaggerated at times? Perhaps... but when I think about it, not by much.
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  12. Hippieway

    Hippieway Tele-Holic

    Mar 15, 2009
    Liked the movie, loved the music, might need to pull out the soundtrack tonight.

  13. Mid Life Crisis

    Mid Life Crisis Friend of Leo's

    Jan 12, 2007
    Cambridge, England
    Great film, especially the swearing. The Irish are the World champions at profanity.

    If I have one criticism though it's the fact that it is responsible for the surge in cover bands playing Mustang Sally throughout the British Isles.
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  14. kplamann

    kplamann Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

    Mar 19, 2003
    Paris region, France
    I liked the film a lot and I have the soundtrack.

    Detail: I love the snare drum sound on the recordings!

  15. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Holic

    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Top movie. Ain't seen it in ages, now inspired to do so!

  16. scottser

    scottser Tele-Holic

    Mar 6, 2009
    that's how we bleedin' talk in dublin.
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  17. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 15, 2010
    Take out the excessive profanity and the Irish accents, and I've lived that movie.

  18. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Andrew Strong about to tour down under.. I'm not going but our singer and bass player are

  19. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 19, 2010
    Houston, TX
    One of my all time favorites.


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