Movie Review: Sing (giveaway ends on 4/8/17)


Now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download is the fun, animated musical comedy, Sing. 

Sing features the voice talents of an all-star cast including Reese Witherspoon, Scarlet Johannson, Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Hudson, Nick Offerman, Rhea Perlman and Taron Egerton, to name a few.

Sing also features A LOT of popular songs, sung by the variety of characters featured in the film. Even the celebrities song songs. Who knew they could all sing?

The film is brought to us by Illumination, the same people who brought us the hugely popular Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets. 

The film stars a Koala named Buster Moon (McConaughey). He grew up in the theater. His family owned a once popular theater which was left to Buster. Over the years Buster has not managed it well. The theater is falling apart and he has no luck finding talent to keep the theater alive. To top things off he’s hugely in debt and if he doesn’t come up with something soon the bank is going to take over his theater.

Buster came up with the brilliant idea of hosting a talent contest. The winner will receive $1,000. Little did he know, Buster’s loveable assistant Ms. Crawley accidentally typed in too many zeros, making the prize $100,000.

Needless to say, the chance to win $100,000 created a buzz around town. Before Buster knew it hundreds of people (animals actually) were lined up outside his theater to try out for their chance to enter the singing competition.

Some of the character that showed up to try out include…

Academy Award® winner MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY stars as dapper koala Buster Moon and writer/director GARTH JENNINGS voices elderly lizard Miss Crawly in the event film Sing, from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures.

Rosita (Witherspoon) – an overworked, stressed out mother of dozens of little piglets. No one, not even her husband, appreciates all that she does around the home.

Ash (Johansson) – a young, teenage punk rocker porcupine who has much talent but it’s been squashed by her overbearing boyfriend who thinks that HE is the star of their band.

Johnny (Egerton) – a young gorilla who comes from a family of felons. He would rather sing than be on the look out for the police while his father and their gang rob places.

Meena (Tori Kelly) – a sweet young girl who has an incredible voice but is terrified to sing in front of others (except her family).

Mike (MacFarlane) – a conceited mouse who believes he has the most talent out of all of the other competitors. The only thing he has a great talent for is getting himself in trouble.

Gunter (Nick Kroll) – a German speaking pig who fancies himself as an amazing singer and dancer.

There are other characters in the film, but the ones mentioned above are the central characters.

Each of the contestants has their reasons for being a part of the competition, and their own reasons why they want to win. Each has their own backstory.

Who will win the singing competition? What will happen when Buster realizes the prize is a lot more than what he has? Will it be enough to save the theater? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Sing. Look for it where ever movies are sold. You can also purchase the film here.

There are A LOT of bonus features worth checking out, most especially three mini-movies.

NICK KROLL voices boisterous German pig Gunter and Academy Award® winner REESE WITHERSPOON voices overtaxed mother Rosita in the event film Sing, from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures.


  • Mini-Movies

    • Gunter Babysits – Gunter offers to watch all of Rosita’s 25 piglets for the night, trying to prove he’s the best babysitter ever.
    • Love At First Sight – During a piano lesson with Johnny, Miss Crawly becomes nostalgic about the dancing and romancing of her youth. Johnny convinces her that it’s not too late to find someone and helps her setup a profile on a dating website.
    • Eddie’s Life Coach – Eddie’s mom signs her slacker son up for a digital training seminar to get his life back on track.
  • “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” Music Video – A cool and unique music video starring Tori Kelly.

  • Making a Music Video with Tori Kelly – A behind the scenes look at the making of Tori’s music video with exclusive insights provided by Tori herself.

  • “Faith” Music Video

  • “Faith” Lyric Video

  • “Set It All Free” Lyric Video

  • The Making of SINGWe take you through the animation studios of Illumination with interviews from Chris Meledandri, producer Janet Healy, the various animation teams and the voice talent of SING.

  • Finding the Rhythm: Editing SINGIllumination editor Greg Perler, takes us inside the edit bay and reveals the secrets behind cutting an animated film. We’ll plunge into his world in this fun and eye-opening peek inside the room where the magic gets put together.

  • Character Profiles – Profiles on the incredible cast, all lending their voices to bring these animated characters to life.

    • Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon
    • Reese Witherspoon as Rosita
    • Tori Kelly as Meena
    • Taron Egerton as Johnny
    • Nick Kroll as Gunter
    • Garth Jennings as Miss Crawly
  • SING & Dance! – “Faith” – Celebrity choreographer Aakomon Jones takes us through a dance routine inspired by SING and the song, “Faith.”

  • The SING Network – The SING Network brings you the latest news and highlights the business endeavors of your favorite SING stars.

    • Gunter’s Dance Studio
    • The Moon Theater
    • Rosita’s Babysitting Gizmo
    • Miss Crawly’s Matchmaking Service
    • In The News – SING’S True Entertaining Stories highlights each of the Moon Theater’s newest stars.
      • Buster Moon
      • Gunter
      • Rosita
      • Johnny
      • Meena
      • Ash
      • Mike
  • The Best Of Gunter – A rapid-fire, fun mash-up of all the best Gunter one-liners

  • The Making Of The Mini-Movies – We’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them.

Definitely check out the mini-movies. They are a lot of fun. I especially liked Gunther Babysits. Gunther is a very entertaining character.

Overall, Sing is a fun, family friendly movie that people of all ages will enjoy. The characters are very likable. The music is awesome (I’d love to check out the soundtrack) and the animation is wonderful. I wouldn’t be shocked if there is a Sing 2 or some kind of character spin-off from this film.

Sing would make the perfect movie for Family Movie Night. You could even host your own singing competition after you watch the film. That would be a lot of fun!

To learn more about the film you can visit the official website, www.SingMovie.com. You can also check out the film on social medai – Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The official hashtags is #SingMovie and #SingAway.

I have a copy of the film to give to a lucky reader. 

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on April 8, 2017. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you’d like to win a copy of Sing – OR – if you have seen the film, which was your favorite character?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and “mini zoo” consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher’s assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. shelly peterson says:

    I would like to win to see this cute movie.

  2. Jessica To says:

    I would like this for my son since we haven’t seen this movie yet.

  3. Amanda S. says:

    My daughter and I saw this movie at the theatre and she loves it. Our favorite character is Johnny.

  4. Janet W. says:

    I’d like to win a copy of Sing because my family hasn’t seen this movie yet but it looks really cute and entertaining!

  5. I’d like to win a copy of Sing because I think it would be a fun movie to watch with my family.
    Thank you!

  6. My favorite character is Rosita 🙂
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  7. Ellie Wright says:

    I have not seen it and would love to watch it with my little granddaughter.

  8. I liked Rosita the best.

  9. This was a great movie! Johnny is our favorite character!

  10. Charlene S. says:

    I would love to win this because I haven’t seen this movie & it looks like a fun movie the whole family would enjoy watching.

  11. love to win this for my little niece I love Johnny

  12. Jennifer Tilson says:

    Rosita is my favorite character.

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  14. Susan Smith says:

    I’d like to win a copy of Sing because my family hasn’t seen this movie yet. It looks cute.

  15. DailyWoman (Lacey) says:

    My favorite is Rosita

  16. elizabeth miller says:

    I would really love to win this for my granddaughter. She is fascinated with the commercials and ads so it would be great for her to watchit.

  17. I’d love to win a copy for my daughter. She loves to sing and dance.

  18. I’d like to win this because my family loves watching animated films.
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  19. Pam O'Leary says:

    I LOVE this movie, my favorite character is Buster Moon.

  20. Cynthia R says:

    No I haven’t seen this film but I’m excited to see and hear all the different songs in this movie.

  21. Terra Heck says:

    I’ve seen previews for the film and it looks like one my whole family would enjoy. Thanks.

  22. Michelle C says:

    I’ve been wanting to see this movie since seeing the previews! It looks awesome!

  23. We havent seen this movie yet so it’ll be fun to watch it!

  24. Dianne Robbins says:

    We watched Sing on Demand weekend before last. It was such a cute little movie. It’s difficult to choose a favorite character. They were all so good.

  25. I’d like to win a copy because I’ve not seen this movie and would enjoy watching it with my daughter.

  26. Shelley P says:

    I haven’t seen SING yet but would love to see it with the kids. I love all the great animal characters, music and positive message of the movie.

  27. Daniel M says:

    haven’t seen it, wanna win because my niece wants to see it

  28. I would like to see this because it sounds so cute! I love fun cartoons!
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  29. We would love to see this movie. The previews look very funny!

  30. Saw it and loved it. Gunter is my favorite. 😀

  31. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I would like this for my family because we haven’t seen it, and it looks like a funny movie