They’re sexy, black, young, talented, and have never set foot outside of Australia. Until, in the chaos of 1968, they're plucked from the obscurity of a remote Aboriginal mission, branded as the Aboriginal answer to The Supremes
— getting the chance of a lifetime — and are shipped off to Vietnam to entertain the troops. Starring Chris O'Dowd
, Deborah Mailman
, Jessica Mauboy
, Shari Sebbens
and Miranda Tapsell
, The Weinstein Company
is hoping "The Sapphires
" is this year's crowd-pleasing answer to "The Artist.
While our Cannes review suggests it's not quite as good (or Oscar-worthy) as we may be led to believe, the picture should still entertain when it hits theaters later this year.