The Commitments ( impegnati) is a 1991 film directed by Alan Parker based on the novel by Roddy Doyle. It follows the story of Jimmy Rabbitte who wants to create the greatest soul band in the world. He does not like the way Irish bands make music and assembles (mette insieme) a group trying to emulate (emulare) the example of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and Wilson Pickett. The auditions (audizioni) to find out (trovare) the players (musicisti) and the voice take place (hanno luogo, avvengono) in Jimmy’s parents’ house. The musician are all young and , unlike (a differenza) the famous examples he is following, all white. He is helped by Joey “The Lips” Fagan, a veteran musician who boats (si vanta) he had played with famous groups. But his way of treating (trattare) the members of the group and his ambition will bring to the failure (fallimento) of the project.