THE Commitments meets Platoon-lite might be one aptly bizarre description of Wayne Blair's comedy drama. Chris O'Dowd stars in the incredible but true story of a washed-up Irish musician who teams up with an Aboriginal girl group to tour Vietnam in 1968. The music is terrific, the singing ditto, and in the early stages at least there are some satisfyingly sharp edges to the comedy as we see the prejudice faced by the group at home. The general feel-good vibe is enough to make you forgive the creaky dialogue and the shoehorning in of the Vietnam tragedy every time the plot gets too Gruyere and requires a dose of realism.
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