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Have you ever watched a movie and then watched it over again just for the music If this is a common occurrence for you then get your rewinder ready for The Commitments Its not often that a movie comes along with a soundtrack as good as this ones The music is an integral part of the movie but its not all that makes this movie worth seeing The cast was put together like a tight fitting puzzle The writers worked in the necessary comedic elements while also showing the characters strengths and weaknesses Its not often you see a movie about music come along where someone doesnt die or the same song isnt played over and over again With songs like Mustang Sally the Black Crowes hit Hard to Handle and Chain of Fools this soundtrack really rocks Its hard to believe that Andrew Strong who played Deco Cuffe in the film was only sixteen when this movie was made His voice oozes power and emotion a feat not easily accomplished by even an experienced singer He is truly Joey Langs Irish counter-part The groups rendition of Try a Little Tenderness was nothing less spectacular The Commitment-etts played by Angelina Ball Maria Doyle and Bronagh Gallagher added their talents primarily as back-up singers but they do have some spotlight numbers Their style the choreography and harmonies reminds me of some of the girl groups from the Fifties and Sixties The Supremes the Shirrelles and the Marvelettes While in the movie Chain of Fools is interrupted by a fight the girls pull off the performance masterfully The Commitments is found in the Drama section at Blockbuster Video but I found it to be more of a comedy than a drama When Joey Fagen played by Johnny Murphy is introduced I had a good laugh as he crashed his scooter in the alley My favorite part of the movie is a conversation between Jimmy Rabbit
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