'Sing' tells the story of Buster Moon, an odd, witty koala that had adored theatre ever since he was a young joey. When his father took him to see a musical starring Miss Nana Noodleman as a joey, he fell in love with theatre. Ever since then, his father spent hours each day washing cars to save up money to buy Moon a theatre of his own. But suddenly and abruptly, Moon's theatre comes upon hard times and money is scarce; Moon decides to hold a talent show - which would hopefully be more successful than his previous shows - to raise ticket money to help his theatre to rise once again. One of the things I loved about this movie was the way it told the story of each talent show contestant before you truly heard their voice.
Johnny is an orangutan, an outcast. His father belongs to a gang, robbing banks and terrorizing the city, and tries to convince Johnny to do the same. But Johnny doesn't enjoy stealing from others; what he truly loves to do is to sing. Johnny struggles to find what he really, truly wants to do in his life, and he is torn between two: Singing or family life.
Rosita the pig is a busy mother and housewife, with twenty-five little piglets to take care of, feed, and dismiss to school each day. However, she loves to sing, and is awfully good at it. But her husband pays hardly any attention to her raw talent, and neither do any of her piglets. It has been her dream to sing for very long, and she desperately wants to let her family know that.
Ash is a porcupine, who sings rock with her boyfriend. But as they get more gigs for singing, her boyfriend continues to write the songs and never let Ash pitch in. Ash longs for the spotlight, for to one day be able to step out of her boyfriend's shadow and shine.
Meena is an elephant who has a very deep passion to sing, but a very bad case of stage fright. She hopes to one day be able to step out of her fear and stand in front of a crowd and really SING. But she finds it hard to do this with her family constantly talking about how amazing a singer she is, and making her want to do it even more.
Mike is a crooning mouse with a gift for the sax and a great voice. With a suit and tie, a hint of selfishness, and enough confidence to step in front of a stage, Mike's performance will definitely be something to remember.
Throughout 'Sing,' you will see the true message that everyone has a story, and everyone has their own talent in their own quirky way. I enjoyed this movie and I hope you do too.