Holly On Hollywood
by Holly McClure
“Sing” is an animated comedy about Buster (Matthew McConaughey), a koala who puts on a talent contest in order to raise money for his financially troubled theater. Only problem is, his secretary accidentally offers a $100,000 prize instead of $1,000, to a multitude of promising contestants who sign up with dreams of becoming a star. There’s Johnny (Taron Egerton) – a gorilla who sings like Sam Smith, Rosita (Reese Witherspoon) – a stressed housewife of 25 piglets who dreams of stardom, Mike (Seth MacFarlane) – a crooning mouse, Meena (Tori Kelly) – a shy elephant, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Kroll and more.
The PG, Pixar-kid-friendly movie is full of funny slapstick humor, silly jokes, bunny singers wagging their cotton tails singing, “oh my gosh, look at her butt!”, and mild insult language. The A-list voice cast singing covers of hit songs, mixed with a reality talent show premise and cute animal characters, make it appealing for families with young kids but also for adults who’ll enjoy the music and trying to guess which actor’s voice goes with their animated character (McConaughey fooled me as the energetic koala)! I enjoyed the creative scenes like Rosita finding her groove in a grocery store and messages about finding your voice, following your dreams, teamwork, courage, and perseverance. Sing will leave you with a smile, singing your favorite song!
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!