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Independent Cinema - The Sapphires Review

Independent Cinema writes: The Sapphires makes no attempt to hide its look at racism and prejudice, despite its seemingly “fun” exterior. Yes, it is filled with soul music, brash Aussie humor, and Chris O’Dowd, but that doesn’t make it any less a film about trying to find one’s self. Undeniably predictable, the film balances the perfect amount of heart and dramatic beats, all anchored by charming performances from its leading ladies and O’Dowd, making up for its generic ending and fairly typical rising star plot. If there is one feel-good movie worth checking out this year, it is The Sapphires which manages to shed light on the racial tensions of Australia during the 1960′s and subsequently show the everlasting bond within a community.

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