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 Review1 Thank ·
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 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 ReviewMarch 25th, 2013 · Details