An irresistible, comic drama from director Alan Parker (Evita, Mississippi Burning), overflowing and alive with passion, humor, and music, The Commitments showcases some old R&B standards in a new light. A headstrong, fast-talking, ambitious young Dubliner (Robert Arkins) fancies himself a promoter of talent, and sets about assembling and packaging a local Irish R&B band. His group of self-absorbed, backbiting, but stunningly talented individuals begin to succeed beyond his wildest dreams, until petty jealousies and recrimination threaten to scuttle the whole deal. A moody, vivid, and soulful exploration of the Dublin club scene as well as a showcase for some wonderful unknown actors, the film (and its wonderful soundtrack) also features the actual band covering classic soul tunes from the likes of Otis Redding and Sam and Dave. It's that combination of soul and soul music that makes The Commitments a special little film. --Robert Lane
I bought it from Italy and it's in Italian- who knew? Also, doesn't even play on North American DVD players. So totally useless to me. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ken
Awesome Movie, I have watched it numerous times and enjoy it more each time.
This did not work in my region so the DVD was useless. This may not have been the fault of the seller. The cost to return was way too high.Published 16 months ago by Anna Blouin
Although this DVD did play beautifully on my laptop - it would not play at all on our home TV! All other DVD's have always played - whether the quility was bad or good - not sure... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gerrard F. Morrison
Movie great once I got the right format. Original one came from Italy??? Why would a DVD ordered in Canada, come from Italy where the format is totally different?Published 19 months ago by jules