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The Sapphires

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Wayne Blair

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About the Movie

In 1968, four smart, gutsy young Australian Aboriginal women become unlikely stars by singing for the U.S. troops in Vietnam. With the help of an R&B-loving Irish musician, Dave Lovelace (Chris O'Dowd of BRIDESMAIDS, TV's GIRLS), they transform themselves into a sizzling soul act and set out to make a name for themselves hundreds of miles from home. Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a celebration of music, family, and self-discovery.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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91%
  • Reviews Counted: 131
  • Fresh: 119
  • Rotten: 12
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Why resist? – Chuck Wilson, Village Voice, Jan 1, 2014

Fresh: The performers improve it, or save it, depending on your viewpoint. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Mar 28, 2013

Fresh: "The Sapphires" illustrates how the same old story - in this case, the one about a 1960s girl group and its struggles - can be freshened up through the novelties of place and characterization. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Mar 28, 2013

Fresh: This charming Australian import has a groove much like other low-key, let's-put-on-a-show indies such as Hear My Song and The Commitments, and never uses its social conscience as simply backbeat. – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, Jan 1, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Must see

This is an amazing movie and a must see for everyone. It has history, music, laughs, and romance. It has a little adventure.

You will not regret seeing this movie.

Good Business!

Okay, so it got a little trite at the end, but it was surely a fun ride the whole way through. Great cast, not that I knew anything about them before the I watched the movie, but they played their parts well. Great singing though out. It was interesting to see a different cultural take on Soul music from the 60s - 70s (though I am not sure al of the songs sung were out in '68) Specifically "I'll Take You There', which didn't appear until the early 70's but that is a minor quibble at best. It was nice to see/hear the song.

The movie is nice and light, a joy to watch and hear. If you like musicals, I am sure you will watch this movie often. I've already watched it twice, Enjoy!

Interesting/Entertaining

Complete surprise for us.

Enjoyed the movie on it's own merits and was interested in the fact that it depicted a real historical story from a difficult time period in the 1960's.

Stay with the epilogue and the film credits at the end.

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The Sapphires
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2013

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