A would-be music promoter (Chris O'Dowd) sees something special in a girl group of four Australian singers and takes them to Vietnam to perform for American troops.
Release Date: March 22, 2013
Director: Wayne Blair
Producer: Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Rosemary Blight, Tristan Whalley, Ben Grant, John Sim, Lee Kie, Kylie de Fresne
Cast: Kylie Belling, Deborah Mailman, Don Battee, Tory Kittles, Chris O'Dowd, Eka Darville, Jessica Mauboy, TJ Power, Gregory Fryer, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell, Lynette Narkle
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Co-written by the son of one of the real-life singers and directed by Wayne Blair, who starred in the play based on their story, "The Sapphires" is clearly a labor of love for all involved. It's also a warm tribute to four women for whom success as performers was just the beginning... See Full ReviewClick here to read full review
Although The Sapphires never achieved the fame of groups like The Supremes, this quiet little story of their contribution during the chaotic events of the Vietnam War offers inspiring entertainment for older teens and adults... See Full ReviewClick here to read full reviewApril 4th, 2013 · Details
A very conventional story of a 60‚Ä≤s Australian girl group gains extra power from its context and setting in this fact-based story set to the beat of Motown soul. Co-written by the son of one of the real-life singers and directed by Wayne Blair, who starred in the play based on their story, ‚ÄúThe Sapphires‚Äù is clearly a labor of love for all involved and a touching tribute to four women for whom success as performers was just the beginning... See Full ReviewClick here to read full review
Despite some predictable facets, The Sapphires shines brightly. A potent combination of rousing music, appealing performances and an uplifting story renders this film-festival favorite (* * * out of four; rated PG; opens Friday nationwide) nearly impossible to resist... See Full ReviewClick here to read full reviewMarch 25th, 2013 · Details