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The Sapphires

This absolutely delightful film focuses on 4 women who form a soul singing group in the 1960s. They are Aboriginal Australians-- 3 sisters and a cousin-- who travel to Vietnam to entertain the troops and make money. Their manager is the white guy from the IT Crowd. Great to watch if you like ladies, music, singing, and movies that don't focus on white people. Content notes: overt racism, discussion of awful racist Australian policies towards native peoples, and some war violence. Has captions. Based on a true story.

I'm sure there are other things I've enjoyed watching lately but I need lunch!

Date: 2014-02-14 04:53 am (UTC)
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Fun tidbit: The actress who played the oldest sister (Deb? I only remember Julie and Kay's names off the top of my head.) played Julie in the stage production before the movie came out.

(Less fun tidbit: the US marketing tried to push it as mostly being about Chris O'Dowd's character with the girls as supporting characters, though at least O'Dowd himself was pretty vocal in his opposition to the marketing.)

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