Drive-In Movie: The Commitments
Drive-In Outdoor Movies$5 per person; Rated R
Movie Synopsis: In the Northside of Dublin, Ireland, Jimmy Rabbitte is a young music fanatic who aspires to manage an Irish soul band in the tradition of 1960s African-American recording artists. He places an ad in the local newspaper and holds auditions in his parents’ home. After being deluged by several unsuitable performers, Jimmy decides to put together a band consisting of friends and people he encounters—lead singer Deco Cuffe, guitarist Outspan Foster, keyboardist Steven Clifford, alto saxophonist Dean Fay, bassist Derek Scully, drummer Billy Mooney, and female backup singers Bernie McGloughlin, Natalie Murphy and Imelda Quirke. Jimmy then meets trumpeter Joey “The Lips” Fagan, a veteran musician who offers his services, and has unlikely stories about meeting and working with famous musicians. Joey names the band “The Commitments”. The band sees great success playing at local clubs, but aspires to be something more.
Runtime: 120 minutes
Cast: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Maria Doyle