Director: Christophe Lourdelet, Garth Jennings
Writer: Garth Jennings
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson
Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Released: 21 Dec 2016
Synopsis: Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Buster Moon, a dapper koala, presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal-some, might even say delusional-optimist, who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same.
Mike sees the show on TV and sets out to prove to viewers that he’s better than the rest. He rushes to the theater and puts on a soulful rendition of “My Way”, right as the police helicopters fly overhead, nearly pulling Mike into the sky. He manages to finish the song, but unfortunately, the bears see the show and head to the theater to get him. Meanwhile, Big Daddy has made it to the theater and sees Johnny. He hugs his son and apologizes for what he said to him, then praises his musical talent. Big Daddy then willingly goes back to prison.
Meena is the last performer. She is very nervous until Buster convinces her to get out there. She starts a slow and shy version of “Don’t You Worry About a Thing” before belting out her voice, which even leaves Mike with his jaw on the floor. The bears show up and snatch him, nearly eating him until the lady mouse shows up to save Mike.
Nana, having been in the audience the whole time, sees Buster and applauds with the rest of the audience. She finally gives Buster her funding so that they can re-purchase the theater and rebuild it into an even bigger and better theater.