Kw-logo-smaller

The Sapphires Movie Review

The Sapphires Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Apr 04, 2013
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

The Sapphires, the true-life story of an all-girl Aboriginal soul group in 1960s Australia is guaranteed to win your heart, and is already winning praise from film festivals the world over. Find out more in The Sapphires Movie Review!

The Sapphires 

Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires is about three sassy and talented Aboriginal sisters and their cousin living their dream of performing on stage - but in a way they never expected. Set in Australia in 1968, The Sapphires takes place during the Vietnam War. Sisters Gail, Cynthia and Julie go into town to perform country music in a local talent competition and have to deal with the harsh reality of racism (at this time in Australia, Aboriginal people had no rights at all), but one man sees the potential in the group and they convince him to help them audition for the US Army so they can perform for the troops overseas. After finding their long lost cousin Kay, who was stolen from their home by the government to live with white people because she was lighter-skinned, they get to work on changing their sound by singing soul music and in the process become The Sapphires. Once the girls hit Vietnam they truly start their adventure! 

The Bottom Line 

The Sapphires is more than just a cute musical comedy, although if you manage to make it through this whole film without tapping your toes or getting a thrill every time the girls take the stage, you have a heart made of stone! Between all the amazing singing and quick comebacks between the girls and their stage manager Dave (comedian Chris O'Dowd), the film delves into some real history and the struggle for respect and rights that Aboriginal people went through during this period,  as well as the scary reality of life in a war zone. In fact, the screenplay was co-written by the son of one of the women the movie is based on. Despite the history, the movie is a good old fashioned romantic musical comedy that will tug on your heartstrings and make you want to jump for joy whenever the music starts playing.

Check out the trailer for The Sapphires, which hits theaters April 12th,  below!

                                                                                                                                 

 

The Sapphires Movie Rating:4

Have Your Say

Will you go and see The Sapphires? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

7 Comments

latest videos

Sparkle_poll

What's your fave musical movie?

  • Sparkle
  • Glitter
  • Rock of Ages
  • Lemonade Mouth

related stories

Micro_harry potter-micro
Before lots of your favorite movies hit the big screen, they were best-selling books. Check out t...
Micro_top10summermovies-micro
Summer is all about enjoying the sun, but if that summer heat has you beat it might be time to se...
Micro_weboughtazoo-micro
We Bought A Zoo is based on the heartwarming true story of a grieving family who takes a big leap...
Micro_hugo-micro
The award-winning bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, hits the big screen with a magical st...

Entertainment in the forums

bella.253
Q: Who says sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me? A: A guy who has never been hit with a dictionary.
reply about 2 hours
bella.253
Q: I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I? A: A candle Q: Mary’s father has 5 daughters – Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the fifth daughters name? A: If you answered Nunu, you are wrong. It’s Mary! Q: How can a pants pocket be empty and still have something in it? A: It can have a hole in it. Q: In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink! What color were the stairs? A: There weren’t any stairs, it was a one story house! Q: A dad and his son were riding their bikes and crashed. Two ambulances came and took them to different hospitals. The man’s son was in the operating room and the doctor said, “I can’t operate on you. You’re my son.” How is that possible? A: The doctor is his mom! Q: What goes up when rain comes down? A: An umbrella! Q: What is the longest word in the dictionary? A: Smiles, because there is a mile between each ‘s’ Q: If I drink, I die. If i eat, I am fine. What am I? A: A fire!  
reply about 2 hours
bella.253
Q: What comes down but never goes up? A: Rain  
reply about 3 hours
bella.253
Q: Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it? A: Nothing  
reply about 3 hours
bella.253
Q: What has a foot but no legs? A: A snail  
reply about 3 hours

play online games