The Commitments

1991 • 117 minutes
4.8
66 reviews
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In the northside of Dublin, Jimmy Rabbitte aspires to manage the world's greatest band, with only one music in mind: soul. By advertising for applicants in a newspaper and asking around to promising acquaintances, Jimmy holds auditions at his parents' home and assembles a band together. Unlike his idols, Jimmy's band is white. With the help of Joey "The Lips" Fagan, a veteran musician who answers the ad and joins the band and who has unlikely stories about meeting and working with famous musicians, Jimmy begins to whip the members into shape - gradually coming together beautifully on stage, only to have the group fall apart in a clash of egos.

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4.8
66 reviews
Jag Bungle
March 29, 2018
Literally the best of Alan Parker and the best of Irish cinema. BAFTA: Next Film of 1991.
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Lofty
February 15, 2017
Brilliant film, brilliant soundtrack
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James Oconnor
February 23, 2017
By best Irish film ever
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