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The Sapphires
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The Sapphires (2013) - Movie Details

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Drama Musical Comedy Drama
99 min.
Release Date
March 22, 2013 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
August 6, 2013 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
99 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for sexuality, a scene of war violence, some language, thematic elements and smoking

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 (Tapsell), Gail (Mailman), Julie (Mauboy) and Kay (Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (O'Dowd), a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music.... Full synopsis »

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The Sapphires is a feel-good drama-comedy about an Aboriginal quartet who travel to Vietnam to sing and sex it up for American soldiers under the tutelage of an Irish drifter. If that sounds hokey, it sort of is, but it's also based on a true story and written by one of the singer's son, even though everyone's names have been changed and the main character has been fabricated so a white person can be in the lead. Full movie review »

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