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The Sapphires

The Sapphires

One ambitious manager. Four unknown singers. The tour that put them on the charts wasn't even on a map.
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Inspired by a true story, this 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. They are discovered by a good-humoured talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, he guides them on their road to stardom, including the groundbreaking tour to Vietnam to sing for the American troops.


97 minutes, No persons under 13 (Language, Violence, Prejudice)
Biographical, Comedy, Drama, Musical, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell, Tory Kittles, Eka Darville
Director
Wayne Blair
ScreenplayTony Briggs, Keith Thompson
MusicCezary Skubiszewski
CinematographyWarwick Thornton
EditingDany Cooper
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2012
Produced byGoalpost Pictures

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreComedy, drama
LanguageLow to mild, infrequent
NudityNone
SexScenes of affection, low impact
ViolenceMild physical and political violence
PrejudiceLow to mild racial discrimination (historical context)
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseLow impact, innocuous scenes of alcohol and cigarette use
CommentsSet during the late 60s, this moderate impact film tells the story of three Aboriginal sisters and their cousin Kay who face the racial discrimination of the times in their homeland Australia, and how they use their talented singing voices to overcome much of the confusion, segregation, judgement and loss they have suffered. Themes in this film are complex and mature, despite the ''comedy'' genre and including themes of discrimination, Australian history, family, the Vietnam war, talent and music. Such themes are depicted in a way that includes elements of language, prejudice, and violence which may be harmful for young children. This moive is therefore not suitable for viewers under 13 years of age. It is however a film that contains educational value and a strong message against racial discrimination.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
International Media
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers quote icon 15
ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs quote icon 12
Metacritic.com30 critics13
RottenTomatoes.com124 critics14
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 19
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics quote icon 14
Movie Review Intelligence (USA)39 critics14
IMDB4078 Netizens quote icon 14
Average .. 72%14


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