Summary: This came out of the blue - simply spotted it on the neverending string of adverts before the main feature on an earlier film. Took a chance - no regrets. A terrific feel good film which was - surprisingly (uknown to me) - based on a true story. Great soundtrack - no problem with the miming. It looked and sounded terrific with a great all round cast. Recommended for a night in with a glass of wine!
Summary: Brilliant film! I really enjoyed The Sapphires, it's very funny and just a real joy to watch. All of the lead females are great in their roles and have amazing singing voices to match. Chris O'Dowd is fantastic as Dave, and I instantly loved him. It has some deep messages behind it but remains light throughout. Watch it you will not regret it.
Summary: There is something to be said about a feel good film that sets out to lift your spirits and lets you enjoy yourself for a couple of hours. This is exactly what ‘The Sapphires’ sets out to do and succeeds. It is merely a bonus that there is some good acting on show and a few moments that might make people think. The film centres around 4 aboriginal Australian women in the 1960s who want to form a group.
Summary: I loved every moment of this story of four aboriginal girls singing their way roung Vietnam in the sixties, ably managed by their heavy drinking manager played by Chris O'Dowd. It's even better when you realise that it's based on fact and not only deals with the girls and their manager but colour prejudice both in Australia and in Vietnam/USA.
Conclusion: A surprisingly enjoyable film considering it wasn't widely marketed. It has romance, drama, music and above all: comedy! Chris O'Dowd is priceless but the rest of them also put in a good performance. We rented it and now I'm coming here to purchase it because I know we'll want to watch it again and again.