The Sapphires Opens in Toronto April 5th

By Next Projection


Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968. Cynthia (Tapsell), Gail (Mailman), Julie (Mauboy) and Kay (Sebbens) are discovered by Dave (O’Dowd), a good-humored talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. As their manager, Dave books the sisters their first true gig giving them their first taste of stardom, and travels them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. The film is directed by Wayne Blair. Reminder: The Sapphires opens in Toronto at the Cineplex Odeon Varsity and VIP Cinema on April 5th.

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Next Projection Reviews

70/100 ~ GOOD. The Sapphires never rises above the formulaic, but for all of its predictability, it rarely fails to engage or entertain. (Full Review)

58/100 ~ MEDIOCRE. Despite the rigidity of formulaic adherence, The Sapphires is a perfectly pleasant watch, an infectiously cheery and charmingly amusing offering. (Full Review)

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  • Jane Chen

    The trailer is attracting, I will fit this into my schedule on the opening day :)

  • Sharon Ballon

    I too thought it was a good movie & worth seeing.

  • Bryan Murray

    This film was surprisingly good…. Not just a Glee type Sparkle film but one with style and history to boot!!