The Sapphires 2012

It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.


The Sapphires is an inspirational tale set in the heady days of the late '60s about a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager. Plucked from obscurity, the four spirited women with powerhouse voices - called The Sapphires - are given the opportunity to entertain American troops in Vietnam. Catapulted onto the world stage as Australia's answer to the Supremes, their journey of discovery offers them not only the chance to show off their musical skills, but find love and togetherness, experience loss and grow as women.

Mild violence, themes, coarse language and sexual references


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Critic Reviews

  • Songbirds keep singing – The Sapphires Review

    Reviewed by Simon Miraudo

    Sixties-set The Sapphires is a jukebox musical in every sense of the word; all the hits, none of the deep cuts. It makes a point to touch on the most salient aspects of the era, without delving int...

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Member Reviews

  • For a PG movie, I thought it was too much of the sexual references and (mild) violence but overall, it was a good movie and good music

  • Fantastic!

  • The best film I've seen this year. Such a great cast and acting. Well written and indigenous content well portrayed. Will be looking out for more films by director Wayne Blair.

  • Okay.

  • Great entertainment that brought back memories of the times associated with Vietnam for those of us who lived through it all. The music DOES keep it all together for those who were there.

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