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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
- Reviews Counted: 131
- Fresh: 119
- Rotten: 12
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Why resist?
Fresh: The performers improve it, or save it, depending on your viewpoint.
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.
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.
Great, feel-good, crowdpleaser!
I'm really shocked this didn't get a wider push stateside here in America because this Australian film is wonderful in so many ways. First off: (and only because I'm an enormous music nerd) GREAT covers of MOTOWN classics. Secondly: this amazing true story of using your talents for pure enjoyment and not fame, and the importance of family. Do yourself a favor and watch this. Don't worry that it's not available to rent yet. 'Blind buy' it. You'll be glad you did.
ITunes ... Can we rent this one?
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.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2013
- © 2012 The Sapphires Film Holdings Pty Ltd, Screen Australia, Goal Post Pictures Australia, A.P. Facilities Pty Ltd and Screen NSW
- The Sapphires
- Various Artists