3 out of 5. Alan Parker's THE COMMITMENTS
comes to mind as one of the more solid music-based films. I loved the
Buddy Holly Story and La Bamba when I was younger and this I think is
the best combination of filmmaking and
undiscovered musical talent. The energy and dynamics of this large cast
is infectious. Maybe I'm a sucker for these types of films since I
really can't stand musicals. But you could do worse with a 118 minutes.