Written April 21, 2013
In a season of largely disappointing movies, this was a very bright spot. A strong story and great music set in a very interesting period of time. I laughed, I cried, I danced in my seat. Highly recommended uplifting, very enjoyable movie.
Written October 21, 2014
This movie rocks! Actually, it has soul! The music these characters sing is the best of the 60s soul, but it's more than that. It's the music that fed the civil rights movement with passion. These ladies can sing! Amid all of the soul music, there's the plight of the aborigines of Australia in a time of extreme racism against them. They find themselves on the road as musicians to American soldiers in Vietnam. There's great character development and the story moves nicely. This is a truly romantic movie, despite the setting. You should see it if you're in the mood for romance and love 60s soul music. Who doesn't?
Written September 17, 2014
The music is 100% fabulous. Although it's not a deep movie, the context of racism, Viet Nam, and living in the '60s made it very interesting. That the girls were not especially pretty made it even better, because they were fun and they could be hot. The actual Sapphires we see pictures of at the end appear to have been a lot prettier. Well done!
A great feel-good film for any age, young and old.
Written March 30, 2013
The Sapphires is a wonderful, entertaining movie. It's funny at times, sad at times, and has great music and acting. Make sure you stay for the "where are they now" credits at the end.
Written October 22, 2014
Perhaps the heroines were amateurrs and the movie wanted to reflect that. But for the very feel good ending, a most enjoyable Chris Dowd, and an interesting bit of information about the Viet Nam War, the movie would not have made it past the cutting room floor. The director and screenwriter seemed to want to make this film relevant and address the terrible racist practices in Australia (as well as universal racism, viz. the wounded white American soldier refusing the aid of a black soldier when he can have the aid of someone he thinks is white, which practices under law have been there until recently, but the film merely drops references in maybe 3-4 times. It does not make those practices truly part of the movie--which ultimately is a flimsy rock 'n roll romantic comedy.