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The Sapphires [DVD] [2012]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • The making of The Sapphires
    • Interview with The Original Sapphires
    • The music of The Sapphires with Jessica Mauboy

    Synopsis


    The Sapphires
    Inspired by a true story, director Wayne Blair's debut feature The Sapphires follows four Aboriginal Australian girls as they are transformed into a soulful singing group by a kindhearted musician, and later travel to Vietnam to entertain battle-weary U.S. troops. Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy) and Kay (Shari Sebbens) are four singers with lots of passion, but precious little talent. Recognizing something special in the way the girls perform, soulful talent scout Dave (Chris O'Dowd) offers to shape them into a Motown-inspired soul group and get them out on the road. But when their first gig turns out to be on the front lines of Vietnam -- where death has become part of the daily routine -- the ambitious young singers realize they've got their work cut out for them. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Chris O'Dowd
      Chris O'Dowd - Dave Lovelace
    • Deborah Mailman
      Deborah Mailman - Gail
    • Jessica Mauboy
      Jessica Mauboy - Julie
    • Shari Sebbens
      Shari Sebbens - Kay
    • Miranda Tapsell
      Miranda Tapsell - Cynthia



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An Original!

      Posted
      Blondefire4brits
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      I thoroughly enjoyed this musical comedy from our friends down under. Already a huge fan of Irish actor Chris O'Dowd, I was predisposed to like this film. However, I was blown away by the acting of the four young aboriginal girls. This film went far and beyond the usual comedic plot of grouchy manager and bickering singers. There was real character development and back story which raised this film up in my opinion. I would definitely recommend this to any O'Dowd fans or anyone who enjoys films with motown music, war themes, or a peek into Australia's recent aboriginal history.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Sapphires is a Cinematic Jewel

      Posted
      GuruDude
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      The Sapphires is a hit ! It's a perfect movie. Great script, great acting, great directing and humor. A film with a full range of emotional exploration but primarily FUN and fantastic performances by the women who portray the Sapphires and a tremendous supporting cast. Chris O'Dowd has become my new favorite leading man . Every film I've seen him in (even the bad ones like This is 40), Chris O'Dowd steals the scenes. This is a MUST OWN for any true movie collector.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      loved this movie

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      buckythekid
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      this movie is great.the music is old Motown from my generation.the acting is wonderful .the girls are pretty and can sing very well.this story deals with racism in Australia as well a the idenity theft of white skinned children that used to go on there.i loved it

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Movie review

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      Scoobysnacks77
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      Love this movie. Cute with a serious side. Chris o'dowd is awesome as usual.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Movie review

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      Scoobysnacks
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      I love this movie! Chris is such a great actor and the girls were great.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      cereinhardt
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      Very good story if you are Or are not a music fan.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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