Sing 2 - 2021

Sing 2 - 2021
Movie Info

Rating: PG


Age-appropriateness: slapstick comedy, mild violence, bullying


Overview: Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.


Themes: music, ambition, perseverance, friendship, death/grieving, fear, shame, lying, privilege, integrity, nervousness

The Quick 3

Ask these quick questions to hit the major themes of the film.

1. Ambition. What are some of your ambitions? What do you hope to do to make a difference in other people’s lives?

  • Buster Moon loved to entertain people. He said, “dream big dreams”.


2. Perseverance.  In what ways did you see Buster show perseverance? In what ways do you have perseverance in your life?

  • Buster Moon wouldn’t stop trying to get better, no matter how many obstacles were in his way. Perseverance is the ability to get through difficult tasks.


3. Death/grieving. Why do you think Calloway spent so much time alone, all by himself after his wife passed away? What could he have done to express his emotions and process what he was feeling with other people?

After The Movie Discussion Guide

Follow this 5-10 minute discussion guide to drive an in-depth conversation.

1. Buster Moon loved to entertain people. He said, “dream big dreams”. What are some of your ambitions? What do you hope to do to make a difference in other people’s lives?


2. Buster Moon wouldn’t stop trying to get better, no matter how many obstacles were in his way. Perseverance is the ability to get through difficult tasks. In what ways did you see Buster show perseverance? In what ways do you have perseverance in your life?


3. Clay Calloway isolated himself after his wife died. He was a big star but then became very private for 15 years. Why do you think Calloway spent so much time alone, all by himself after his wife passed away? What could he have done to express his emotions and process what he was feeling with other people?


4. Klaus Kickenklober was really hard on Johnny, coaching him on how to dance. He told Johnny that “only when you suffer can you be great”. Johnny didn’t respond to his coaching, so he found a street performer named Nooshy to train him. Which coach do you think was a better coach? What style of leadership best helps you learn new things?


5. Porscha got the lead role in the performance because her father ran (Mr. Crystal)  the production company. She didn’t deserve the lead role and wasn’t the best actor, but she still had certain privileges and didn’t have to try as hard. Do you think that it was fair for Porscha to get the lead role? Do you ever feel like other people have privileges that you don’t have?


6. Meena really liked the boy elephant who sold ice cream. However, when she got close to him, she felt really nervous. Do you ever get nervous when you are around certain people? Why do you think you feel nervous around them?

Minute By Minute Guide

Use this break down of the entire movie in addition to the “After the Movie” discussion guide. Great for repeat viewings.

:07 Suki, the theatre scout, told Buster that he “wasn’t good enough”. She said his local theatre is just okay, and that he would “never make it in the big leagues”. Have you ever felt like you weren’t “good enough”? Have other people ever made you feel that way?


:10 Nana tells Buster Moon to expect failure when he chases after his dreams. When was the last time you experienced failure when you were trying to do something great? How did you overcome that failure?


:13 Ash tells the stage manager that she doesn’t let other people tell her what she’s worth. God created us and he tells us how worthy we are. Other people cannot change that. Romans 5:8 says, “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” What does this verse tell you about what God thinks of your worth? Do you feel like other people try to tell you what you’re worth?


:25 Buster and his friends creatively impress Mr. Crystal. They come up with an innovative idea to make a sci-fi musical with Clay Calloway. How often do you come up with creative ideas? How can you grow in your ability to creatively solve problems?


:31 Buster didn’t have the show completely figured out, and others noticed that he was feeling fear and shame. Have you ever tried something new and felt scared about it? When was the last time you felt shame because of how you performed in something?


:43 Rosita had a fear of heights during rehearsals. Mr. Crystal pressured Buster to give Rosita’s part to his daughter, Porscha, instead. Rosita was really upset. Has someone ever taken something from you that you deserve? How did you react?


:51 Mr. Crystal confronts Buster for lying to him about knowing Calloway. Mr. Crystal was furious. When was the last time someone lied to you? Did you confront that person?


1:02 Calloway hasn’t even heard his songs in 15 years because they remind him of his wife, who passed away. Why do you think Calloway stopped doing the thing that he loved to do? What do you think he should do now?


1:07 Mr. Crystal is very harsh with his daughter, referring to her as a “talentless loser”. Has someone ever called you a really mean name? How did that make you feel?


1:13 Calloway says, “there is always a choice, I just didn’t have the guts to make the right one”. In every tough situation, it takes guts to make the right decision and to do the right thing. Integrity is doing the right thing, even when it’s hard. Do you always act with integrity? Why or why not?


1:23 Klaus tells Johnny that he will never be great. He fights Johnny and knocks him down. Johnny responds with determination and resilience. Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from difficulties and challenges. How resilient would you describe yourself to be? What's the most difficult challenge you've faced in your life?


1:32 When Buster Moon is falling from the high platform, Rosita overcomes her fear of heights to save him. There was nothing Buster could’ve done to save himself. In the same way, Jesus saved us from our sin when we could not save ourselves. Our sin separates us from God and there's nothing we can do ourselves to make things right again. But Jesus paid our penalty for us, on the cross, so that we can be with God forever! Why do you think Jesus sacrificed Himself in order to save you? How must Jesus feel about you, if He gave up His life to be with you?


1:38 Buster’s show ended up being a great success and resulted in thunderous applause. Justice was served to Mr. Crystal. What's the greatest accomplishment you've achieved in your life? Was all of your hard work worth it?