By Edward Davis | The Playlist September 25, 2012 at 3:53PM
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.