The Messages Behind "Sing" And Why YOU Should Watch It

The Messages Behind "Sing" And Why YOU Should Watch It

A movie filled with hopeful animals, laughter, tears, inspiration, and overall powerful messages for all types of audiences.

Going into watching this movie I had absolutely no idea what to expect. All I knew was that it focused on a bunch of random animals trying out and competing in a singing competition, but I had no idea I'd end up drenched in tears, my heart full of warmth, and songs stuck in my head for days only to annoy every person around me. After watching it way more times than I intended, I discovered subtle messages behind each character, scene, and plot that the movie concentrated on. The deep and unexpected messages within this movie were not what I was expecting; I was expecting a movie strictly about silly animals singing. But I was very wrong; it's much more than that. The messages contain words such as;

If you have a dream, chase it; no dream is too big.

Buster Moon, a koala filled with hope, had a dream since he was a kid to own a theater. With hard work and the help of his father, he succeeds. Some bumps in the road are hit regarding his theater, but he keeps fighting in order to keep this dream alive. While there are areas of doubt, like all troubles see at some point, friendships and perseverance keep him going.

Face the crowd and reach for the sky no matter how far up it seems.

Meena has a dream, but does not know how to reach it because of her shyness. It's difficult for her to share her beautiful voice because of this stage fright, but she keeps stepping out of her comfort zone in order to try again. To her, conquering this fear seems impossible, but to her family and friends, it seems more than possible.

Don't be embarrassed doing what you love.

Gunter is always full of energy and ready to bring laughter and smiles to the audience. He doesn't have an ounce of shyness in him. He will get along with everyone without even trying. When paired with Rosita, a pig who can sing but needs help dancing, he jumps right in with no hesitation whatsoever. He's happy with who he is and what he does; "embarrassment" isn't in his vocabulary.

You deserve the world, so don't settle for less.

After her boyfriend breaks her heart, she decides to do what she's always wanted to do and chase her dreams to become a song-writer and singer. Her strong independence and strides to her dreams catch everyone's attention. Once a heart-broken hedgehog is now an independent super star.

Life doesn't always go as planned, but make the best of it.

Johnny has a rough home life throughout the movie and sadly, things do not work out as planned. However, this does not stop him from pursuing his dreams and continuing doing what he loves. While his mind is occupied with thoughts of his dad and mistakes that were made, he puts on a show that no one will ever forget.

Never, ever, give up; try again..and again...and again.

Rosita faces trouble throughout the movie involving her dancing. While she ends up being an astounding dancer, she struggles getting to that point and loses hope in herself. This loss of hope doesn't stay though after setting her mind to it, letting lose, and dancing her way to success.

Family is always with you; memories are important.

Buster Moon references memories with his dad multiple times throughout the movie. We learn the hard work his dad did in order to help Moon own the theater and how close the two were. The constant memories of him and his father push him through difficulties. He is proud to have succeeded and knows his dad would've been even more proud; this shows the hope that family gives.

A common theme throughout the movie is "You know what's great about hitting rock bottom? There's only one way to go, and that's up!" This theme stayed consistent throughout the entire movie and eventually came into play for every character. Each character is facing their own hardships and battles, but they put those all aside to do what they love to do: sing.

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

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All good things must come to an end.


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However, all good things must come to an end. Some series have been planned out and are going to be finished while others have been cut short. Sadly, here's a list of TV series to say goodbye to this year.

1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Final Date: May

12 Seasons//279 episodes

2. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Final Date: End of 2019

7 seasons//91 episodes

3. Jane the Virgin (CW)

Final Date: Mid-late 2019

5 seasons//100 episodes

4. Games of Thrones (HBO)


Final Date: Summer

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5. Broad City (Comedy Central)

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5 seasons//50 episodes



Final Date: Spring

7 seasons//67 episodes

7. Homeland (Showtime)


Final date: Summer

8 seasons//96 episodes

8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Final date: January 25

4 seasons//52 episodes

9. The Affair (Showtime)


Final Date: End of 2019

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10. Friends From College (Netflix)

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11. Crashing (HBO)


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