O'Dowd, Chris

SKU: 013132607382

UPC 013132607382
Release Date 2013-08-06
Studio 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Discs 2
Length 99
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis First-time filmmaker Wayne Blair keeps the tempo brisk with a succession of smartly staged soul classics.It's a joyous affair that's distinguished by its music, and by the buoyant spirit of its stars. They are four wonderful singers...The real star is cinematographer Warwick Thornton, whose vibrant color palette sets the desired storybook mood.3 stars out of 4 -- THE SAPPHIRES is clearly a labor of love for all involved. It's also a warm tribute to four women for whom success as performers was just the beginning.A potent combination of rousing music, appealing performances and an uplifting story renders this film-festival favorite nearly impossible to resist.3 stars out of 4 -- [A blast] of joy and music that struts right into your heart.[O'Dowd is] effortlessly charming....THE SAPPHIRES is a movie for your heart... -- Grade: B+Inspired by a true story, director Wayne Blair's debut feature THE SAPPHIRES follows four Aboriginal Australian girls as they are transformed into a soulful singing group by a kindhearted musician, and later travel to Vietnam to entertain battle-weary U.S. troops. Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy) and Kay (Shari Sebbens) are four singers with lots of passion, but precious little talent. Recognizing something special in the way the girls perform, soulful talent scout Dave (Chris O'Dowd) offers to shape them into a Motown-inspired soul group and get them out on the road. But when their first gig turns out to be on the front lines of Vietnam -- where death has become part of the daily routine -- the ambitious young singers realize they've got their work cut out for them.
Cast Andrew Plain (Sound)
Glen W. Johnson (Set Decorator)
Cezary Skubiszewski (Composer)
Peter D. Smith (Sound Re-Recording)
Warwick Thornton (Director of Photography)
Keith Thompson (Screenwriter)
Rodney Burke (Special Effects Supervisor)
Stephen Page (Choreographer)
Wayne Blair (Director)
Tony Briggs (Screenwriter)
Gary Seeger (Music Director)
Thomas Read (Assistant Director)
SPFX Australia (Special Effects)
Sarah Bernard (Hairstylist)
Sarah Bernard (Makeup)
Dean Gould (Stunt Coordinator)
Kylie Belling (Co-Star)
Eric Rasmussen (Co-Star)
Deborah Mailman (Star)
Tory Kittles (Co-Star)
Rhys Muldoon (Co-Star)
Beau Brady (Co-Star)
Judith Lucy (Co-Star)
Donald Battee (Co-Star)
Chris O'Dowd (Star)
Jessica Mauboy (Star)
Georgina Haig (Co-Star)
Shari Sebbens (Star)
Miranda Tapsell (Star)
Eka Darville (Co-Star)
Lynette Narkle (Co-Star)
Gregory J. Fryer (Co-Star)
TJ Power (Co-Star)
Tanika Lonesborough (Co-Star)
Nioka Brennan (Co-Star)
Tammy Anderson (Co-Star)
Miah Madden (Co-Star)
Ava Jean Miller-Porter (Co-Star)
Koby Murray (Co-Star)
Meyne Wyatt (Co-Star)
Annette Hodgson (Co-Star)
Tom Whitechurch (Co-Star)
Barry Southgate (Co-Star)
A. Spencer Davis (Co-Star)
Rodney Todd (Co-Star)
Julian Bel Bachir (Co-Star)
Amy Miller Porer (Co-Star)
Clarence Thane (Co-Star)
Merelyn Anderson (Co-Star)
Kim Quyen (Co-Star)
Hai Thao (Co-Star)
Hoang Hiep (Co-Star)
Cleave Williams (Co-Star)
Martin Farrugia (Co-Star)
Ben Rodgers (Co-Star)
Jasper Sarkodee (Co-Star)
Stuart Christie (Co-Star)
Quan Tran (Co-Star)
Wayne McDaniel (Co-Star)
Sam North (Co-Star)
Hunter Page-Lochard (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region 1 Note: The Making of The Sapphires Interview with the Original Sapphires The music of The Sapphires with Jessica Mauboy Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Drama
Attribute DVD Included,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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