‘The Sapphires’ Trailer: Where ‘Dreamgirls’ Meets ‘Cool Runnings’ with Chris O’Dowd as John Candy

By  · Published on August 30th, 2012

“The simplest way to sell Wayne Blair‘s film debut The Sapphires is to say it is like the point where Dreamgirls and Cool Runnings meet, only with a more explicit socio-cultural message, and played out against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. And all in all it’s a largely undemanding, entertaining affair.”

Sweet and easy, that’s how Simon described the new film about an all-Aboriginal singing group who deal with drama from outside and within when he saw it at Cannes. He liked it, and now that there’s a trailer out, it’s easy to see why.

Check it out for yourself:

The Sapphires is playing the Toronto International Film Festival and is still looking for a US release.

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