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The Sapphires

'The Sapphires' treads lightly on plot but sparkles with fun

'The Sapphires' treads lightly on plot but sparkles with fun

Dave (Chris O'Dowd), left, is a former cruise ship entertainer who puts together a soul revue and tours the Vietnam War zone with "The Sapphires," a group of amateur singers he's assembled.

April 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
'The Sapphires' treads lightly on plot but sparkles with fun

'The Sapphires' treads lightly on plot but sparkles with fun

Among the many ways that Australia's history mirrors our own is that both nations sent native peoples to reservations and sent soldiers to fight a futile war in Vietnam. Yet those two shameful episodes Down Under are the background hum for a calculated crowd-pleaser called "The Sapphires."

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