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Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Sapphires

The Real Story of An all-girl Aboriginal quartet sings in war-torn Vietnam in 'The Sapphires,' out today. Screenwriter Tony Briggs and his 'mum' talk about the true events that inspired the story. Like · Tweet · The Sapphires could be Australia's version of Dreamgirls, more
Daily Beast ( 3/21/2013 9:18:31 PM -08:00 )

Role in 'The Sapphires' hits home for Australian pop star Jessica Mauboy
Australian pop sensation Jessica Mauboy usually doesn't tell this story. “My mother is aboriginal,” she says in a quiet voice. “One of my aunties was part of the stolen generation in Australia.” “Stolen” means that, as a child, her aunt was subjected to a village more
Chicago Sun-Times ( 3/21/2013 6:29:22 PM -08:00 )

Review: 'The Sapphires' plays like a good-time jukebox musical
Some diversions invite comparison more readily than others. Take "The Sapphires," the most chipper film ever set in Vietnam. Already many have taken it, and liked it. If you enjoyed "Strictly Ballroom" or "The Commitments," which is to say if you fell for the more
Los Angeles Times ( 3/21/2013 4:42:32 PM -08:00 )

Actresses who portrayed the Aboriginal girl group in 'The Sapphires' have a
Actresses who portrayed the Aboriginal girl group in When the stars of “The Sapphires” met the women they played on film, there was only one thing missing. “We had first met them for lunch at a restaurant. And a few weeks ago, one of the aunties said to me, 'I wish we had sung for you when we met,'” says more
New York Daily News ( 3/21/2013 4:00:35 PM -08:00 )

The Sapphires
The SapphiresYou could call it an Aussie Dreamgirls. I'd call it a blast of joy and music that struts right into your heart. The truth at the core of this movie is that an Aboriginal female soul quartet had to push past racial discrimination at home to entertain troops in Vietnam in more
RollingStone.com ( 3/21/2013 8:13:08 AM -08:00 )

'The Sapphires' proves to be a real gem
Actor Chris O'Dowd and his castmates talk about their filming 'The Sapphires' - a real-life story transformed into a big-screen musical, while director Wayne Blair shares his joy over the film's global success. (Nov.1). Post to Facebook. 'The Sapphires' proves to more
USA TODAY ( 3/21/2013 7:53:10 AM -08:00 )

'The Sapphires' Review: Chris O'Dowd Shines In 'Unpolished' Film
"The Sapphires" is missing a lot – detailed characters, a unique narrative arc, half-plausible scenes of the Vietnam War – but it's got two uncommon things going for it: genuine charm and Chris O'Dowd. They are not mutually exclusive. O'Dowd, the Irish more
Huffington Post ( 3/21/2013 4:40:24 AM -08:00 )

Sara Stewart
Sara StewartPitch perfect. Running time: 99 minutes. Rated PG-13 (mild violence, language, sexuality). At the Lincoln Square, Broadway at 68th Street. *. A curious true story, four dynamic female Australian singer/actors and the endlessly charming Chris O'Dowd (“Girls”) more
New York Post ( 3/21/2013 7:59:17 PM -08:00 )

Movie Review: 'The Sapphires' -- 3 stars
"The Sapphires" tells the story of a musical quartet that achieves some success performing soul covers in the '60s. But the film, from director Wayne Blair and screenwriters Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson, finds its way around the usual clichés. The flick is more
amNY ( 3/21/2013 11:12:26 AM -08:00 )

Film Review: The Sapphires
Film Review: The SapphiresThis familiar but supremely well-told and produced tale of the unlikely rise of an Aboriginal female pop group in the Vietnam War-era is feel-good entertainment at its best. Performances, solid script and great music all hit the high notes. March 21, 2013 more
Film Journal ( 3/21/2013 8:57:42 AM -08:00 )

Director Wayne Blair & Actress Jessica Mauboy Talks Sleeper Film 'The
Director Wayne Blair & Actress Jessica Mauboy Talks Sleeper Film The-Sapphires The Weinstein Company presents The Sapphires, which opens in U.S. theaters March 22. After watching the film, Whogottherole.com got a chance to sit down with director Wayne Blair and lead actress Jessica Mauboy to talk about why this more
Who Got The Role? ( 3/20/2013 4:22:05 PM -08:00 )

Video Q&A: 'The Sapphires' Stars Chris O'Dowd and Jessica Mauboy Sing for
They say that anything too stupid to be said should be sung, and we here at NextMovie take maxims like that very seriously. So when it came time to interview Chris O'Dowd and Jessica Mauboy about their upcoming flick "The Sapphires," in which they, more
NextMovie (blog) ( 3/20/2013 8:18:01 AM -08:00 )

Jessica Mauboy, star of 'The Sapphires,' shows off her voice
Lee Thomas talks with Jessica Mauboy, Australian Idol runner-up (2006) and star in Wayne Blair's film, 'The Sapphires'. Mauboy shows off her voice and discusses her thoughts on the film. Mauboy says she had just released her second album when she was more
MyFox Detroit ( 3/20/2013 7:05:00 AM -08:00 )

The Aboriginal singing angels from Wayne Blair's The Sapphires. [Photo: The
The bright singing voices of four Aboriginal girls play over grainy archival footage documenting 1960s racial unrest and upheaval in the opening moments of Wayne Blair's biopic The Sapphires. This connection between innocence and trauma is initially more
slantmagazine ( 3/20/2013 4:58:17 AM -08:00 )

Movie review of 'The Sapphires'
Movie review of The darling of the Australian Academy Awards and a hit on the festival circuit, The Sapphires is that pure treat: an aggressively entertaining movie about the struggle, uplift, romance and joy of music. Based on a true story, it touches on the deep-seated racism more
Opposing Views ( 3/19/2013 10:48:22 PM -08:00 )