• The Sapphires (2013)

The Sapphires

Release Date: March 22nd, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 6th, 2013

PG-13 |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

A would-be music promoter (Chris O'Dowd) sees something special in a girl group of four Australian singers and takes them to Vietnam to perform for American troops.

Cast: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell, Tory Kittles, Eka Darville, Lynette Narkle

Director: Wayne Blair

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Goalpost Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Love, 1960s, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Nell MinowChicago Sun-Times

    The Sapphires is clearly a labor of love for all involved. It's also a warm tribute to four women for whom success as performers was just the beginning. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    You could call it an Aussie "Dreamgirls." I'd call it a blast of joy and music that struts right into your heart. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    An exuberant celebration of Aboriginality that fizzes with humor and heart; its soulfulness goes beyond the embrace of a jukebox full of Motown, Stax and Atlantic Records hits. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Winner Best Cinematography
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2012)
Winner Best Adapted Screenplay
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2012)
Winner Best Direction
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2012)
Winner Best Film
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2012)
Winner Best Costume Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2012)
Winner Best Sound
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2012)
Winner Best Production Design
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2012)
Winner Best Editing
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2012)
Nominated Best Visual Effects
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2012)