Aussie Music Comedy: The Sapphires @ Varsity Cinemas (93% on RT) 7pm meetup time

  • April 9, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Phil D is the organizer for this meetup.  If you need to contact him, please post a message on the wall, or go into his profile and email him through there.

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I almost scheduled Jurassic Park 3D because there literally is nothing out there interesting! 

Anyway, this one caught my eye, sounds like it's had good reviews and Rotten Tomatoes is giving it 93% approval.  Looks like it is a bit cliched, but still a feel good movie for a Tuesday night!  An Australian production.

****The poster makes the movie look cheesy - watch the trailer, it has some witty dialogue!


The Sapphires

Movie synopsis:

For four gorgeous young women from a remote Aboriginal mission, 1968 was the year that changed their lives forever. Sisters Gail, Julie and Cynthia, together with their cousin Kay, are discovered by Dave, a down-on-his-luck Irish musician with attitude, a taste for Irish whiskey and an ear for soul music. Dave steers the girls away from their country & western origins then flies them to the war-zones of South Vietnam, where they sing soul classics for the American Marines. On tour in the Mekong Delta, the girls sing up a storm, dodge bullets… And fall in love. Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a triumphant celebration of youth, courage, love, family and soul music.


Clip of the rehearsal scene.  Funny dialogue.  My only beef is he's singing I'll Take You There, which was from the 70s, and the movie is set in '68. :)





Meetup Location: I will be at the railings across from the box office with my blue shoulder bag.

Movie meetup time: 7pm.  Will wait 10min.

The movie starts @ 7:25pm.

Movie Running Time: 1h44m

Cost of movie: $7.99 (If you have a Scene Card you get an extra 10% off the ticket price.  See for details)

After the movie: Spring Rolls, they have dessert options which sadly Hues Kitchen (my favourite place in the area) doesn't.

I look forward to seeing you there!!


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  • Phil D

    Chris O'Dowd and Jessica Mauboy singing Sugar Pie (Honey Bunch) at an event for The Sapphires premiere in NYC.

    April 10, 2013

  • Martha B

    Agree with Phil. It was a little lighter-weight than I expected for a film with some of its serious themes, but the music was great and the characters charming. worth seeing!

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Phil D

    Great little movie. It addressed some of the racial issues that faced aboriginals back in the day, but it didn't dwell on the negatives. The dialogue was well written, and Chris O'Dowd did a great job as the down-and-out musician who takes the girls under his wing. While the story has predictable outcomes, it's very charming and the music is great (even if they're not supposed to know about I'll Take You There until 1972!). ;)

    April 9, 2013

  • Phil D

    Just bought my ticket. See you there!

    April 9, 2013

  • Moimeme

    just saw an interview and it's touted as the sleeper winner of the season!

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Martha B

    Hi Phil! I'm dropping my daughter off at piano at 6:30 at Adelaide/Bathurst--I should be there by 6:45 if I don't get caught in traffic but I'm coming as quick as I can get there!!

    1 · April 3, 2013

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