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 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 September 20, 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 19, 2014
This is definitely a feel-good movie, but that doesn't mean that character development has been sacrificed. The music is great, but what will stay with me is the personalities of the people in the film.