05 Jan

The Sapphires

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Grade: A-

The Sapphires is an Australian movie based on the true story set in the late 1960’s.  Four Aboriginal girls aspire to become a popular singing group.  They are “discovered” by a down and out struggling musician when they enter, and lose, a local talent show.  There is much prejudice against aborigines at this time, but the musician gets the girls to change their style to be like The Supremes, and they book a tour to Vietnam.  During their travels, they learn about love and friendship and the brutality of war.

The movie was written by the son of one of the girls.

Terrific music, heart-warming story.  Highly recommended.

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