Synopsis: It’s 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.
Release Date: TBA 2012
Thoughts: There’s nothing wrong with a good, old-fashioned crowd pleaser and The Sapphires looks to fit that bill. A Dreamgirls-esque set-up paves the way for a comedy from down under that is getting some buzz around the current Cannes film festival. Some are saying it’s a flash in the pan with word of mouth generated more from Harvey Weinstein than critics but ultimately it’s the audience that will decide if this one sings. The spirited trailer definitely kept my interest so I’ll be looking forward to this one when it’s released in the US later this year.