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The Sapphires (2013)

The Sapphires

Overview


Genre

Drama, Musical, Comedy

Release Date

March 22, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

103 min.

Production Budget

$10 millions

Studio

The Weinstein Company

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Wayne Blair

Producer

Rosemary Blight, Kylie Du Fresne

Screenwriter

Tony Briggs, Keith Thompson

Starring

Story


1968 was the year that changed the world. And for four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission this is the year that would change their lives forever. Around the globe, there was protest and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote.

There were drugs and the shock of a brutal assassination. And there was Vietnam. The sisters, Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music.

Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes', Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and fly's them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.

Based on a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music.

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Poster of The Weinstein Company's The Sapphires (2013)
Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Miranda Tapsell and Shari Sebbens in The Weinstein Company's The Sapphires (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..jumbled, sketchily written but vastly appealing true-life musical comedy..”
by Guy Lodge [Variety]
“..jewel-bright charmer about four spunky indigenous women whose powerhouse voices catapulted them onto the 60s-era world stage as Australia's answer to the Supremes..”
by Megan Lehmann [Hollywood Reporter]
“..a feelgooder spiced by social conscience, this is one of those underdog productions with potential to punch well above its weight. Go on, give it a chance..”
by Ellen E Jones [Total Film]