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Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, Dave books the sisters their first true gig giving them their first taste of stardom, and travels them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.
I'm sure the folks behind The Sapphires - writer Tony Briggs, reworking his hit Australian play, and director Wayne Blair, both with Aboriginal bloodlines - mean well. But a sloppy, sentimental story line and pivotal plot turns that are only sketchily realized undermine the life-on-the-road misadventures. » Read more
PG-13for sexuality, a scene of war violence, some language, thematic elements and smoking
Cast:Shari Sebbens; Chris O'Dowd; Miranda Tapsell; Jessica Mauboy; Lynette Narkle; Tanika Lonesborough; Deborah Mailman; Nioka Brennan; Eka Darville; Tory Kittles
Directed by:Wayne Blair
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Genre:Comedy; Drama; Musical