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Running Time 98 min
Release Date Mar 22, 2013
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The Sapphires

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… Show more

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A rowdy charmer from Australia, “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. There’s very little in Wayne Blair’s movie you haven’t seen before, and with most of the same clichés, but you still feel an exuberant kick when the three Aborigine sisters (plus one cousin) launch into the Staple Singers’ “I’ll Take You There” before a crowd of Vietnam-era G.I.’s.

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