The Commitments
Filmfest 2004

“...then there’s the sheer pleasure of watching the group perform. Most music movies give us small samples of the band’s performances, but in this one the music provides the heartbeat. Parker knows how to showcase the band in its onstage appearances. The bottom line, though, is the music itself, and during numbers like 'Take Me to the River’ or 'Dark End of the Street’ or 'Try a Little Tenderness', a feeling of sheer, irresistible delight moves through you. ‚The Commitments’ will transport you, carry you off. No other movie this year can touch it.” Hal Hinson, in: The Washington Post, September 13, 1991

tags: Feature film

Cast: Andrew Strong, Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy


Director: Alan Parker