- 1 hr 58 min
The Commitments takes place during the 1990's in Dublin, Ireland on the poorer side of the town. The lead character is a minor hustler who is searching for his pot of gold. He tries to sell anything that he can to make a dollar, like bootleg music. After seeing a local band at a wedding reception, the main character decides that being a music promoter and band manager is the way he will make his fortune and fame. The would-be manager then sets out to find his magical group that he is going to take to the top of the music world. The scenes where the main character is auditioning potential members of the new band are funny. As with many movies like this, you have the main character with a vision of greatness and he must overcome many obstacles to achieve that greatness.