• 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: Love, Emotional, 1960s, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The Sapphires isn't flawless, but who cares? It's a joyous affair that's distinguished by its music, and by the buoyant spirit of its stars. 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

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A sloppy, sentimental story line and pivotal plot turns that are only sketchily realized undermine the life-on-the-road misadventures. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

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