The Commitments
1991
****½
Director: Alan Parker
Cast: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Andrew Strong, Angeline Ball

An enjoyable music comedy about the rise and fall of an Irish soul band. The story is funny, the music is good and the amateur actors give excellent performances. Based on Roddy Doyle’s novel, which is the first part of the so-called Barrytown Trilogy. The other two parts (The Snapper and The Van) were also filmed.