Commitments (Region 1 DVD)

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Barcode
014381004083
Department
Movies & TV
Released
30 Aug 2016
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Studio
Image Entertainment
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Commitments
Release Year
1991
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Musicals / Friends / Recommended / Rock And Roll / Self-Discovery / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$14.0 million
Ratings
IMDb
7.6
Rotten Tomatoes®
89% 90%
Metacritic
73
Synopsis
Alan Parker's THE COMMITMENTS, based on Roddy Doyle's buoyant debut novel, follows the enjoyable travails of a band cobbled together by young Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins), whose vision is to bring soul music to Dublin. After putting an ad in the local paper, Jimmy assembles an unlikely group of musicians who, though nervous, raw, and rough, make music that speaks to something very near the heart of their audience of curious kids and sharp-tongued, sarcastic relatives. As the band nears its big break, egos clash and expectations of fame and fortune start to tear them apart, forcing Jimmy to fight desperately to keep them together.

THE COMMITMENTS bubbles over with life, largely on the strength of the young, mostly unknown cast. Andrew Strong shines in the role of the lead singer exuding a volatile and irresistible charisma as he transforms rapidly from an unsure adolescent into an egotistical spotlight hogger. Colm Meaney contributes a hilarious cameo as Jimmy's father (a role that would expand in two later film adaptations of Doyle novels, THE SNAPPER and THE VAN). Pumped along by killer 1960s soul tunes and crackling throughout with quick-witted dialogue, THE COMMITMENTS is an effervescent, affecting tour through working-class Dublin.
Release Notes
Blu-ray Disc Features:
  • Region [unknown]
Poster
Poster for Commitments
Cast & Crew
Director
Alan Parker
Star
Michael Aherne / Robert Arkins / Maria Doyle / Dave Finnegan / Bronagh Gallagher / Felim Gormley / Angeline Hall / Glen Hansard / Dick Massey / Johnny Murphy / Andrew Strong
Screenwriter
Dick Clement / Roddy Doyle / Ian La Frenais
Producer
Lynda Myles / Roger Randall-Cutler
Director of Photography
Gale Tattersall
Music
Paul Bushnell
Featured
Andrea Corr / Jim Corr / Kenneth McCluskey / Alan Parker
Movie Critics
Los Angeles Times
"...There's no resisting THE COMMITMENTS....When that band starts to sing, the screen fills with genuine life..."
Kenneth Turan (30 Aug 1991, p.F1)
New York Times
"...A group of talented newcomers....A hyperkinetic jumble, filling the air with song..."
Janet Maslin (14 Aug 1991, p.C11)
Rolling Stone
"...Doyle has a haunting loveliness..."
Peter Travers (5 Sep 1991, p.101)
Uncut
"[With] a stirring soundtrack and exuberant performances."
Uncut Staff (1 Aug 2000, p.130)
USA Today
"...An infectious little movie....Robust performances..."
Mike Clark (14 Aug 1991, p.4D)